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ABSTAIN/NASUM-split-EP 
'FMD/TWENTY THIRD CHAPTER-split-EP 
! NASHVILLE PUSSY-Sock it To Me-EP 
SLIGHT SLAPPERS-Very Best of...-2" 
lETRIBUTION-Broker-EP 



JEFF HICRMANN 



lANDUMBS-Back From Sonoma-EP 
V/A-We Are a Happy Family?-LP 
dASONICS-ln a Man's Heart-EP 
DUDMOUTHS-Spit It Out-EP 
D ANTHER-Broken Rock 'n Roll Blaster-EP 



TOM HOPKINS 



iTRIBUTION-Broken-EP / SUFFER-Conform-EP 

■150/UNABOMBER-split-EP- 

iRSUADERS-Van Ride-EP / SONICS-45's 
'PARIS AT 2A.M.-6-4 Measures-EP 
IROYAL PENDLETONS-Oh Yeah Baby-LP 



CAROLYN KIDDY 



ROYAL PENDLETONS-Oh Yeah Baby-LP 
PERSUADERS-Van Rides-EP 
NASHVILLE PUSSY-Sock it to Me-45 
LEWD-Kill Yourself...Again-CD 
V/A-Teenage Shutdown-LPs 



DULCINEA LOUDMOUTH 



LEWD-Kill Yourself...Again-CD 
NASHVILLE PUSSY-Sock it to Me Baby-45 
CHINESE TAKEAWAYS-Take Me Away-2xEP 
TUNNEL RATS/HELLSTOMPER-split-EP 
PERSUADERS-Van Ride-45 



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LOOSE CHANGE-Fire It Up-CD 
AEROBITCH/LOUDMOUTHS-split-EP 
SCARPER-Not As Punk As You-EP 
NASHVILLE PUSSY-Sock It To Me-45 
LIP MONGER-Disse d Again-CD 
iMl.JJ.'WI.'.H.-JB 
ABSTAIN/NASUM-split-EP 
DETENTION-Live in NJ 1983-EP 
'FUCKFACE-LP/V/A-Hardcore Ball-CD 
LEWD-Kill Yourself...Again-CD 
|0J0K0J0/INFLICTED-split-EP 



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I ALTERNATIVE TV-Image Has Cracked-LP 
CRACKED COP SKULLS-Why Pussyfoot-EP 
|EATER-TheAlbum-LP 
I GOOD CLEAN FUN-EPs 
|RESMISSION-Temporary Service-EP 



ASSHOLE PARADE-Lhighve-8" 
FUCKFACE-LP 

REMISSION-Temporary Service-EP 
SUFFER-Conform-EP 
SEEIN RED-Live 

HAVE N0TS-LP 

DEAD CITY REBELS-Rock 'n Roll Enemy #1-10" 

PERSUADERS-Van Ride-EP 

HIGH SCHOOL SWEATHEARTS-Find a Way-45 

V/A-Teenage Shutdown-LPs 
DETENTION-Live In New Jersey, 1983-EP 
DROPKICK MURPHYS-Curse Of A Fallen Soul-EP 
ASSHOLE PARADE-Lhigve-EP 
SWITCHBLADE-A Hall Pack Of M orley's-EP 

V/A-We Are A Happy Family-LP 
ROOM 41-Shake-EP/HAVENOTS-LP 
MASONICS-ln a Man's Heart-EP 
WAILERS-LP+45s/SONICS-45s 
CRISPY NUTS-Will-EP/RESINATORS-Live 

BRAINEATERS-I, Braineater-EP 
PUSSYCATS-Playin' Dirty-LP 
EATER-The Album-LP/RANDUMBS-EP 
V/A-Teenage Shutdown-LPs 
5, 6, 7, 8's-Smilly Willy-45 

HIGH SCHOOL SWEATHEARTS-Find a Way-45 
CHINESE TAKEAWAY-2xEP/MY PAL TRIGGER-CD 
ROOM 41-45/NOTHING COOL-Wonderful World CD 
MR. CRISPY/PETER THE GREAT-split-EP 
ARMCHAIR MARTIN-Monsters CD/Live 

ASSHOLE PARADE-Lhighve-8" 

DOOM/CRESS-split-10" 

GODSTOMPER-Saturday Morning Powerviolence-EP 

MANEURYSM-Swallowed By Karma-EP 

REMISSION-Temporary-EP 

ASSHOLE PARADE-Lhighve-8" 

DOOM/CRESS-split-10" 

E-150/UNABOMBER-split-EP 

HAIL MARY-My Will to Die is Dead-EP 

SUFFER-Conform-EP/SWITCHBLADE-EP 



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PENIS FLY TRAP-Tales Of Terror-CD 


LAST YEAR'S YOUTH-Modern Living-EP 


DETENTION-Live In New Jersey, 1983-EP 


TUNNEL RATS/HELLSTOMPER-split-EP 


EATER-The Album-LP 


RANDUMBS-Back FromSonoma-EP 


BILLY BOY Y SU BANDA-Preti E Soure-EP 


BOOT PARTY-The Suss-EP 


LOUDMOUTHS-Spit It Out-EP 


UNITED BLOOD/PRESSURE POINT-split EP 



MARK MURRMANN 


V/A-Teenage Shutdown-LPs 


CRIMPSHRINE-Sound of a New World...-LP 


SONICS-45s/WAILERS-45s+LP 


V/A-Es Chaos is die Botschaft-LP 


HAVE NOTS-LP 


CHINESE TAKEAWAY-2xEP 


ROOM 41 -Brain Shake-45 


MASONICS-ln a Man's Heart-EP 


5, 6, 7, 8's-Smilly Willy-45 


HIGH SCHOOL SWEATHEARTS-Find a Way-45 





BLOOD AND GUTS PEP SQUAD-live 
THE LEWD-Kill Yourself...Again-CD 
NASHVILLE PUSSY-Sock It To Me, Baby!-45 
CHINESE TAKEAWAY-2xEP 
HAVE NOTS-Do It Again-LP 



JAH NELL 



THE BRAINEATERS-I, Braineater-EP 
THE RETARD BEATERS-Pulling Jive-EP 
AEROBITCH/LOUDMOUTHS-split-EP 
BIKINI KILL-The Singles-CD 
EATER-The Album-LP 



JACQUELINE PRICHARD 



Generator Shows/SEEIN' RED-live PARIS AT 2AM-EP/HAIL MARY-EP 

MASONICS-EP/PERSUADERS/EP HEADCOATS/LOLLIPOP-split-EP/PANTHER-EP 

MANEURYSM-EP/SUFFER-EP SWITCHBLADE-EP/DENTENTION-EP 

ASININE SOULUTION-EP/FEDERAL OFFENSE-EP SLIGHT SLAPPER-27V/A-There's Something Rotten., 

RADIATION NATION/TOXIC DRUNKS-split-EP GLOBAL HOLOCAUST/OBNOXIOUS RACE-split-EP 



BRUCE ROEHRS 



DROPKICK MURPHY'S-Curse Of A Fallen Soul-EP TUNNEL RATS/HELLSTOMPER-split-EP 



PRESSURE POINT/UNITED BLOOD-split-EP 
RANDUMBS-Back FromSonoma-EP 
HEADCASE-CD / BOOT PARTY-The Suss-EP 
DUCKY BOYS-CD / ON FILE-Monday-Friday-EP 



RYAN WELLS 



ROOM 41 -Shake-45 

V/A-Es Chaus Is Die Botschaft-LP 

DETENTION-Live In New Jersey, 1983-EP 

PERSUADERS-Van Ride-EP 

THE LEWD-Kill Yourself...Again-CD 



REMA YOUNG & KENNY KAOS 



DUCKY BOYS-CD 

TUNNEL RATS/HELLSTOMPER-split-EP 

AEROBITCH/LOUDMOUTHS-split-EP 

LOUDMOUTHS-Spit It Out-EP 

STEEL MINERS-Ballin'-LP 



LAST YEAR'S YOUTH-Modern Living-EP 
KLASSE KRIMINALE-Mind Invaders-EP 
BRUISERS/RANDUMBS-split-EP 
V/A-Punks, Skins & Herberts vol. 4-LP 

CRISPY NUTS-Will-EP 

V/A-We Are A Happy Family-LP 

HAVE NOTS-Do It Again-LP 

CHINESE TAKEAWAY-Totally Taken Away-2xEP 

V/A-Teenage Shutdown-LPs 

EATER-The Album-LP 

HAVE NOTS-Do It Again-LP 

CHINESE TAKEAWAY-Totally Taken Away-EP 

THE STRYCHNINE BABIES-Kill Society/Dead Love 

THE DEAD CITY REBELS-Rock N Roll Enemy #1-10" 



Aragorn 
Paul Barger 
Lily Boe 
Enrico Cadena 
Mel Cheplowitz 
Catherine Cook 
Rob Coons 
Rafael DiDonato 
Gardner Fusuhara 
Zabet Gerber 
Katja Gussmann 
Chris Hall 
Jeff Heermann 
Jenn Hyman 
Kenny Kaos 
Mick Krash 



ZINE SHITWORKERS 

John Backstrom 
er Michelle Barnhardt 

Jerry Booth 
dena Chris Charla 

owitz Brianna Chesser 

Cook Jeremy Cool 
s Mikel Delgado 

)onato Jonathan Floyd 
usuhara Brian Gathy 
ber Todd Gullion 

smann Lance Hahn 

Harald Hartmann 
nann Tom Hopkins 

an George Impulse 

os Carolyn Keddy 

h Rachel Liba 



Dulcinea Loudmouth Michael Lucas 



Ray Lujan 
Steve Mar 
Mary Jane 
Paul Miller 
Mundo Murguia 
Allan McNaughton 
Jah Nell 
Donna Poole 
Sam 

Harry Sherrill 
Martin Sprouse 
Sean Sullivan 
Tsixie 
Max Ward 
Shane White 
Kelli Williams 
Charles Wolski 
Rema Young 
Sparx 



Hal MacLean 
Timojhen Mark 
Jeff Mason 
Tobia Jean Minckler 
Kim McGee 
Mike Millett 
Jeff Nesper 
Bruce Roehrs 
Greta S 
Steve Spinali 
Dave Stevenson 
Travis T 
Jason Valdez 
Ryan Wells 
Joe Whiting 
Winni Wintermeyer 
Jeff Yih 
Jeff Nesper 
Zabet Gerber 



ZINE CONTRIBUTORS 



ZINE TOP TEN 


SPAGHETTI DINNER &DANCING #12 


WILLZINE #2 


SURREPTITIOUS #8 


HERE BE THE DRAGONS 


RUMPSHAKER #4 


NO ACTION #2 


SPIDER STOMPING #2 


VISION ON #14 


TRAILER TRASH #10 


COMPLETE CONTROL #1 



Mykel Board 
George Tabb 
Jason Beck 
Ted Rail 
Renae Bryant 
Nick Fitt 
Nathan Berg 
Sheri Gumption 
Brian GTA 
Ann R. Key 
Generic 
Pete Menchetti 
Jose Palafox 
Brian Burch 
Matt Average 
Floyd Cochran 
Trev 



Rev Norb 
John Kohut 
Brian Zero 
Queenie 
Dave Emory 
Mark Hanford 
Larry Harmon 
Felix Von Havoc 
Erich Schulte 
Joey Alone 
Ryan Richardson 
Craig Hill 
Serena Sigma 
Seth Nobody 
Revi Langrel 
Joe Schoenmann 
Yann 



ZINE COORDINATORS 
Mark Murrmann Jacqueline Prichard 



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#137/Oct '94. Guitar Wolf, Billy Child- 
ish, Boxhamsters, A.F.I. , Disassociate, 
Jack Kevorkian & The Suicide Machines, 
Sound Bite House, Boston Archives, The 
Trashwomen, Violent Society, Hell- 
billys, No Demuestra Interes, Spider 
Babies, "Roots Of Punk: Chess, Sun...". 

#143/Apr '95. Vindictives, Stinkerbell, 
Jesus Christ Superfly, New Day, Regis- 
trators, Youth Brigade, Pit, "True Crime", 
"Roots Of Punk-The Northwest Sound". 

#145/June '95. Conflict, No Empathy, 
Tina Age 13, Screw 32, The Harries, The 
Rejects, Bob Cutler, Badger, "Roots Of 
Punk--MC5", "Cartoons Of Ted Rail". 

#14*67July '95. Riverdales, Head, Bris- 
tles, Aut Aut, Schleprock. Spanakorzo, 
McRackins, Y.A.P.O., 10-96, Empress 
Of Fur, Underhand, Nailed Down. 

#148/Sept '95. Adversives, Thorazine, 
Toe Rag Studios. Scott Radinsky, Wizo, 
Bollocks, Shitworkers, Opposition Par- 
ty, Moody Jackson, Opcion Crucial, 
Rebel Rebel. Teen Idols, Soda Jerks, 
Walking Ruins. "Roots Of Punk-The 
Sixties Pt I". 

#149/Oct '95. Manic Hispanic. Pet UFO, 
Campus Tramps, Joe Kidd, Bad Luck 
Streak. Chumpslap, The Humpers. No 
Violence, Diferentes Actitudes, Juve- 
niles, Richard the Roadie, "Roots Of 
Punk-The Sixties Pt 2". 

#152/Jan '96. Assfort, Turbonegro. Jun- 
ior, Compound Fracture, Murder Junk- 
ies, Bottomfeeders, Battalion Of Saints, 
Heartbreakers, Florida Scum Pitt. 

#153/Feb '96. Snort, Hatchetface, Little 
Ugly Girls, A.D.Z., Oxymoron, 
N.O.T.A., Stun Guns, Gutfiddle, Karen 
Monster, Dimestore Haloes, "Uncle Sam 
& The Swastika". 

#154/Mar '96. The Motards, Subinci- 
sion, Stisism. The Donnas, The Stal- 
lions, Count Backwurds. Crunch, Final 
Warning, "Roots Of Punk-Instrumental 
R'n'R", Roots Of Punk-The Darned". 



#155/ Apr '96. Third Degree, Pussy 
Crush, Surfin' Turnips, Sickoids. Anti- 
Flag, Slight Slappers. High Plains Drift- 
ers, Cro-Mags. Hockev Teeth, "The 
Knights Of Malta". 

#156 pt 2/May '96. Australian Special: 
Beanflipper, Melancholy, Blitz Babiez, 
Crank. SubRosa, Mindsnare, T.M.T., H- 
Block.B-Sides.Fallout.Erenzal Rhomb, 
Lawnsmell. One Inch Punch, Chicken- 
shit, No Deal, Ussue 1, Clint Walker. 

#157/Jun '96. Against All Authority. 
The Criminals. Wardance, Heroines, 
Brain Bats, Rudiments, Chinese Mil- 
lionaires, SonsOf Hercules, YourMoth- 
er. Yellow Scab, "Roots of Punk-Sham 
69". 

#159/Aug '96. The Smugglers. Brand 
New Unit. Tone Deaf Pig-Dogs. Round 
Ear Spocks. David Hayes of Very Small 
Records. Man Afraid, Blind Side, Vox 
Populi, Death Wish Kids, Fun People, 
Fat Drunk & Stupid, "Roots of Punk- 
The Dickies". 

#160/Sept '96. The Automatics, Boy- 
cot, Toast, Morning Shakes, The Mor- 



mons, John Q Public, Sex Offenders, Ball- 
gagger. The Business, Apocalypse Babys, 
Good Riddance, Russia update. "Roots of 
Punk-Eater". 

#161/Oct '96. Jet Bumpers, Steel Miners, 
Divisia, Lopo Drido, Red #9, Nothing Cool, 
Sink, Sires, Newtown Grunts, "Roots of 
Punk-Ohio 77". 

#166/Mar '97. Walking Abortions, Hick- 
ey, '77 Spreads, Sanity Assassins, Cards In 
Spokes, Joey Tampon & The Toxic Shocks, 
Adjective Noun, Suicide King, Lenguas 
Armadas, Trauma, De Crew, "Roots of 
Punk-Dead Boys". 

#168/May '97. Cretin 66, Fishsticks, UK 
Subs, Distemper, Enewetak, Fields Of Shit, 
"Roots of Punk-SLF, Undertones". 

#169/June '97. Hard Skin, Cluster Bomb 
Unit, Jihad, Purgen, Speed Queens, Re- 
mission, Halflings, The Old Man, De- 
face. "Roots of Punk— Clash, Ramones, 
Sex Pistols". 

#170/July '97. Bristle, Mine, Tedio Boys, 
The 4 Cockroaches, Absconded, Mean- 
while. Broken, (Young) Pioneers, Hood- 
rat, "You're Dead!". "Roots of Punk- 
The Slits". 

#171/Aug '97. Strychnine, Idiots, Patrick 
Grindstaff of Pelado Records, Misan- 
thropists, Racetraitor, Violent Society, 
Knuckleheads. 

#172/Scpt '97. Withdrawls, Judgement, No 
Motiv, Oppressed Logic, Truents, Left For 
Dead, Yellowskin, the Weird Lovemak- 
ers. Smash YourFace, Flatus, Straight Faced, 
Klaxon. X-lt, web designer Vic Gedris, 
filmmaker Doug Cawker. 

#173/Oct '97. Hot Water Music, Fat Day, 
Los Tigres Guapos, Les Partisans. The 
Bristols, My 3 Scum, The Space Shits. 
Chris of Pessimiser Records. The Reclu- 
sives. NickQwik. "Pioneers of Punk: GG 
Allin". 

#174/Nov '97. Stratford Mercenaries, Lic- 
kity Split, Bladder. Piss Shivers, Barn- 
hills, In/Humanity, "Education" theme is- 



97a, Infiltrators, The Jack Saints, Stray 
Bullets, "Pioneers of Punk-Patti Smith". 

#181/June '98. Grapefruit, The Druggies 
Stiletto Boys, All Bets Off, Bonecrusher' 
Summerjack, Cell Block 5, D.D.I., The 
Normals, "Pioneers of Punk-999", "Pirate 
Radio" theme issue. 

#182/July '98. Thee Headcoatees, Vapids, 
Manchurian Candidates, Squiggy.Nema, 
Traffic Violation Records, Jumpin' Land 
Mines, B-Movie Rats. Budget Girls, The 
Bruisers, Discount, Dead End Kids, "Pio- 
neers of Punk-Adverts". 

#183/Aug '98.Lewd. Asshole Parade. His 
Hero Is Gone, Cee Bee Beaumont, Teen 
Idols, "Pioneers of Punk-X-Ray Specs", 
Article on Chiapas. 

#184/Sept '98. Absentees. Devoid of Faith, 
UXA, Umlaut, Four Letter Word. Street- 
walkin' Cheetahs, Ricanstruction, Liber- 
tine, Indecision, Snarkout Boys, "Pio- 
neers of Punk-Black Flag" . 



#175/Dec '97. One Man Army. Those- 
Unknown, Boiling Man, PiaoChong, Ex- 
ploding Crustaceans, Last Year's Youth, 
Heartdrops, Dirty Burds, Dimestore Ha- 
loes, "Pioneers of Punk: The Henchmen". 
Filmmaker Lech Kowalski. 

#177/Feb '98. Superfly TNT's. Subma- 
chine, Dropout, Society Gone Madd, Pin- 
head Circus, Ann Beretta, Blackbird, Na- 
ive, Useless I.D., Quarantine, "Roots of 
Punk-Generation X. 

#178/Mar '98. Forgotten Rebels. The Dirt- 
ys. Josh Collins, The Letterbombs, Go- 
Devils/Gyogun Rend's/Room 41, Tone 
Deaf Pig-Dogs, American Steel, "Econom- 
ics theme issue". 

#179/ApriI '98. Boy Sets Fire, Tres Kids, 
Idyls, Spat & The Guttersnipes. The Pos- 
ers, Explosive Kate. Douche Flag. They 
Still Make Records, "Pioneers of Punk- 
Dangerhouse Records". 

#180/May '98. Reinforce, Discontent, TV. 
Killers, Slack Action, The Eyliners, Made- 
moiselle, MK Ultraviolence, Haulin' Ass, 




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Letter 

From AML 

Records, 

My name is 
MattBraun.I'min 
the band Dick Army here in New York 
(not to be confused with the band by the 
same name from Arlington, VA). I also, 
along with DA's bass player, Rob Novick, 
run AML Records. We're a small opera- 
tion and have just released our second 
and third 7", Dick Army's "Winners By 
Default" andThe Bad Popes debut single, 
"Fall in Love With...". However, the size 
of the headache I am left with due to the 
events of the past two weeks or so is 
gargantuan. 

The record covers for these two 
releases were to be printed at Punks 
With Presses in Oakland. We sent them 
our artwork along with a money order for 
$350,.00, which was the price we had 
been quoted. We sat back, ready to wait 
one to three weeks while the job was 
being printed. At least that's how long we 
were told it would take. 

Three weeks came and went, and 
still we had no record covers. With the 
record release show rapidly approach- 
ing, we were starting to get nervous. Rob 
called up and was told that the covers 
would be printed on June 4th and folded 
on the 5th. After some discussion, Rob 
and I agreed that we should ask Punks 
With Presses to send the order two day 
air rather than UPS ground, so that we'd 
have them in time for the record release 
show on June 12th, even if it meant 
paying a little extra. We then called Punks 
repeatedly during normal business hours, 
but, strangely, we kept getting the an- 
swering machine. 

Finally, I spoke to a woman at 
PWP named Marie who informed me 
that; 1 ) We wouldn't have our covers by 
the 1 2th, 2) They hadn't been printed yet, 
and 3) Jux, the punk behind the presses, 
was in jail. Worse yet, she told me that 
she couldn't even promise me ourcovers 
three weeks from then, and that she 
couldn't return our money at the present 
time. 

So here we sit $350.00 poorer 
with no record covers. I'd be anxious to 
hear from anyone who could let me know 
what's going on at Punks With Presses 
as well as anyone who finds themselves 
in a similar bind at the presenttime. In the 
meantime, I'd also like to recommend 



Imprint in Venice, Florida to anyone who 
needsthings such as record covers printed 
up. Talk to Walt, he seems to be a great 
guy. He also beat the PWP price! 

Rest assured we will get the money 
back sooner or later, one way or another. 
I truly hope that doesn't have to include 
legal action. Not just because it wouldn't 
be very "punk rock", but it would also be a 
huge hassle for all involved. 

You can write to us at AML, PO Box 
1503, NYC, NY 10009. Thanks a lot. 
Matt 

Matt, 

Unfortunately, you aren't the only 
one we've heard with this problem. We 
called the folks at PWP to get a response 
to this letter and were told that that Jux is 
still in jail. It doesn't look like he's getting 
out anytime soon and nobody is taking 
over in his absense. Basically, what we 
were told was for people to just consider 
their money spent as a loss. Yeah, it 
sucks, and yeah $200 or $300 or more is 
a big loss to take, but really there's not 
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persistent in calling. Hopefully you'll get 
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return your art, films and whatever else 
PWP might have. Good luck, and thanks 
for the recommendation of the printer in 
Venice. MRR 



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Dear MRR, 



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I've got a beef with 
Pushead. A couple of them ac- 
^ — tually. First, I was foolish enough 
to send Pushead more money for phase 
sans of his fan club. I should have learned 
my lesson from phase 2. What the fuck? I 
can't remember the last time I received 
any records from that rip off scam club. All 
I get is an update sheet apologizing for the 
delay and promising great records. The 
only thing I've gotten so far was the 'privi- 
lege' to buy the Devoid of Faith 10". I paid 
thirty bucks for the privilege to buy a ten 
inch for $10. 1 didn't even get the Bacteria 
Sour 2x7" comp. from him. I had to buy it 
through a mailorder. He said in his update 
that we're all getting a copy of that one, 
well it's out and I haven't gotten one. He 
said the Devoid of Faith 1 0" sold out and as 
'a plus to fan club members' it will be 
remixed and re-released. How is that a 
plus? The value of the 1 0" will drop with its 
re-release. He's said he sending a 'Shop 2' 
catalog in June, well it's June 20th at the 
time of writing and I haven't gotten it yet. 



Want to bet I don't by the end of the 
month? So for over a year Pushead has 
had my $40 and I have nothing but prom- 
ises. I'm thinking class action suit if he 
doesn't shape up quick. 

I've got another problem with Brian. 
Remember when Green Day went to 
Reprise and sold like 10 million. Every- 
one bitched they sold out, and rightfully 
so. Same with Offspring, Chumbawumba 
and Bad Religion. What about Pushead. 
He's still viewed as some scene god. 
Sure, Septic Death was great. 'Attention' 
was one of the first punk records I ever 
bought. But is it any better than early 
Discharge or the second Napalm Death. 
When their later releases sucked, no one 
hesitated to criticize them. Although 
Pushead hasn't made any new music, he 
sure has sold out in other ways. His first 
Metallica work, I believe, was the sleeve 
art for the singles, 'One' and 'Eye of the 
Beholder'. OK. 

Metallica was still somewhat un- 
derground then. Well, not really, they 
opened for Ozzy on the 'Master of Pup- 
pets' tour, so their direction was clear an 
album before Pushead was hired. He 
went on to do other designs for Metallica 
when they were headlining Lollapalooza. 
And he's bragging about doing new de- 
signs for them in his fanclub updates. 
There have been many bands he's done 
work for that are totally out of the punk 
realm: Dr. Dre, House of Pain and Prong. 
I know he has to make a living but with 
punk, you're either in or out. No band 
would get away with this fence walking, 
why should he? Let's not forget that he 
licensed out his 'skull in the hand' image 
to some mainstream temporary tattoo 
peddler who put them in the malls, went 
out of business, and gave all the unsold 
ones back to Pushead who sent them out 
to us as fan club premiums. And of course, 
there's the Rush 'Roll the Bones' tour 
shirt he did. 

People bitch about Agoraphobic 
Nosebleed's deal with Relapse, or MRR 
'exposes' AK Press for it's dealing with 
Epitaph, but nobody says shit about 
Pushead. Probably because they're afraid 
they'll get black-balled from his club and 
won't get the copper cover edition of his 
next release which they'll try to trade for 
an SSD record or sell for $40. So it's not 
all him, it's my fault as well for buying his 
records and excuses. Most of his Bacte- 
ria Sour releases like Rocket from the 
Crypt and Cocobat are indie rock at best. 
And others like OAC or Snakeburn just 



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plain suck. If they 
weren't on his la- 
bel they'd sell 
probably 50 
records. Sure he 
j pulls off a good 
one from time to 
time but then signs the sleeve and who 
cares about the band, it's got Pushead's 
signature. The sleeve is merely a vehicle 
for, or extension of the record that's 
inside. It's the music that is important. 
Who cares if he found some old floppy 
discs in the trash and stamped a design 
on them (Roswell Project 7"). He could 
hand paint every cover and if the record 
sucks, it doesn't mean shit. 

Maybe he's hanging on to the punk 
scene because he's hanging on to his 
youth or, more likely, to make a buck, 
either way I don't think he's contributing 
anything anymore. His days of 'Burial' 
and 'Thrash til Death' are over. Thanks, 
Jeremy Janson/ 1529 W. Homer/ Chi- 
cago, IL 60622 

y^MRR, 

^L %^^ I'm writing this as a 

. ^%^^ warning to anyone planning to 
order from a distro in Marietta, 
Georgia called Disdrunk. Almost a year 
ago I received a catalog and showed it to 
a friend. We went together on an order 
for a couple of shirts and patches. 

I know that people running small 
distros can be slowed down and a lot of 
the time they are testing the waters. After 
a month or two I wrote a letter to see what 
was going on. After another letter I finally 
got a response from one of the guys that 
helped out with the distro. He basically 
said I was trying to cheat him and said 
some other stupid crap. After that I wrote 
another letter and got a letter back from 
another guy there. He said he was sorry 
and that he had found one of my letters. 
He went on to say that my order was 
ready but the other guy had sent it out to 
someone else. He said he would send 
out my order and that I could have a 
couple of extra shirts for my troubles. I 
wrote back and said I just wanted my 
money back because I was sick of wait- 
ing, and that's the last time I heard from 
Disdrunk. 

Joe Van Nurden/ Nowhere Fast/ HC 1 
Box 147/ Marcell, MN 56657 

P.S.I also wish to apologize to the 
small number of bands that sent in songs 
for my tape compilation, yet another 
project that fell through the cracks. 



JjUJfc Dear Renae and Jen, 
M K I don't doubt it's good 

^L«Jf intentions, but Renae Bryant's 
column on birth control (in #1 80) 
was fulloi inaccuracies! 

You (Renae) say you switched from 
using the pill (usually with a condom) to 
using the diaphragm because you were 
afraid of getting pregnant, but you don't 
mention that the diaphragm is a much less 
effective form of birth control than the pill. 
I don't have any exact figures in front of 
me, but the diaphragm is considered to be 
about 77% effective, while the pill is over 
90% effective and when doubled up with a 
condom it is something like 98% effective, 
or the mosf reliable form of birth control 
besides sterilization. When I asked my 
doctor about using the diaphragm she said 
I would have to consider abortion as a 
backup because the diaphragm fails a 
substantial percentage of the time. 

Withdrawal, which you call a non- 
method, is actually about as effective as 
the diaphragm (of course it requires that 
the guy be totally reliable.) Obviously, it's 
not safe sex so I'm not recommending it. It 
makes me mad that health practitioners 
tell kids that withdrawing is the same as 
using nothing (or the same as not with- 
drawing). Common sense alone can tell 
you that's not true. 

Vasectomies are not easily revers- 
ible. Although they can sometimes be re- 
versed they are generally considered irre- 
versible. In other words, if you get one, 
don't expect that it can be undone, be- 
cause sometimes it can't. 

Rather than causing cancer, the pill 
actually protects against some cancers. It 
can also reduce severe cramping. 

Also, no one told you about the 
morning after pill because until recently no 
one told anyone about the morning after 
pill in the U.S. — I had read about it in 
women's magazines in Europe in the 70's 
and was under the impression it was rou- 
tine, but when I asked about it at University 
health services in the U.S., they told me 
there was no such thing, even though it is 
just regular birth control pills taken at a 
specific dosage. (I don't know what that 
dosage is, but it would be a good thing to 
print in MRR). 

And let's not forget that there is a 
method of birth control of last resort that is 
1 00% effective: abortion. No one who gets 
pregnant has to stay pregnant. That's an 
important thing to mention with all this 
sanctimonious talk about unwanted teen- 
age pregnancies being caused by sex. 



They are caused by, among other factors 
(such as feeling desperate, needy, and 
unfulfilled), lack of education about and 
access to birth control, and by keeping 
silent about abortion. The right wing fun- 
damentalists and hate mongers have suc- 
ceeded in making it a taboo issue, notjust 
in the media, but even among health 
practitioners, who would not dare to give 
a scared young girl the advice that if she 
finds herself unwittingly pregnant, an 
abortion is the first thing she should con- 
sider, and that it is, in fact probably the 
best choice in most cases and not some- 
thing to be approached with shame and 
guilt but as just another birth control op- 
tion. (But which is still a medical proce- 
dure and which can be quite painful, so it 
should still be avoided as far as possible 
by always using birth control.) 

Also, the list you give of possible 
side effects that can be brought on by the 
pill is misleading because every medica- 
tion has a similar roster and most of the 
side effects occur only rarely. The pill is 
safer than most prescription medicines. 
/4//medications list nausea, nervousness, 
dizziness, and rash as possible side ef- 
fects, by the way. 

Anyway, thanks for bringing up the 
issue. We certainly need a lot more info 
about sex and birth control out there. 
Women's magazines in Europe are a 
great source of frank information. Like: 
did you know that if you're on the pill you 
can delay your period by continuing to 
take the pill when you're supposed to 
stop (at the end of the 21 -day cycle) and 
then when you do stop, you'll get your 
period? Love, 
Clementine 

P.S. Another big problem with the 
pill and diaphragm is that you have to go 
to the doctor to get it (as if having sex was 
some disease!) which costs mucho $$$ if 
you have no insurance (like me) and 
which is so unpleasant I won't even con- 
sider it (anymore). 

^£j\ Dear MRR readers, 

vmuj% I have been an avid 

^K^ reader of Sheri Gumption's 

column for the past six months, 

and have appreciated the points that she 

has made in her column; however, one of 

her columns (I believe it was issue # 1 80) 

really bothered me. I came to realize that 

the public in general is very ignorant 

when it comes to rape. I have recently 

become a volunteer for the local rape 

crises center and I am faced with this fact 




again. So, what I 
would like to do is 
offer to all of the 
readers of MRR a 
way to become 
educated. I have 
oodles of informa- 
tion that I can send to anyone who wants 
it. Unfortunately the information on the 
specific laws is only locally based, so I 
can not tell you what the exact wording 
and the sentencing would be like foryour 
area, but the basic meaning of the word 
rape stays the same from state to state. 
If you have information about the laws in 
your area then I would greatly appreciate 
it if you could send me a copy so I can 
pass it on to someone else in the same 
state. (Rape laws are usually state wide). 
Also if you have any specific questions 
then let me know what they are. There is 
no such thing as a stupid question, how 
can you be expected to know something 
you have never been told about. You can 
reach me at ambrai@starmail.com or 
P.O. Box 62033, N. Charleston, S.C. 
29419. 
Ambrai 



Dear MRR, 

I've heard enough of 
the bitching going on in the 
scene about Rancid and Green 



Jf 



Day "selling out". I think it's great that the 
scene gets built by the addition of some 
of us newer punx and isn't strength found 
in numbers anyway. 

I am one of the many kids exposed 
by the great sound of Rancid. Though 
"selling out" has changed Rancid's sound, 
I have to also say that by exposing me to 
punk rock that it has helped build a scene 
that is slowly being built. I have always 
heard and complained of a shitty scene. 
I didn't think of doing shows until I looked 
through the latest Book Your Own... I 
started doing shows in a small town of 
Bridgton, Maine. My shows have brought 
in 50-1 00 people which is a good turn out 
for a town out in the woods of Maine. It 
seems the strongest places in our scene 
(Maine) in up north in the woods near 
Augusta or down south which is in 
Kennebunk or here in Bridgton both 30 or 
20 minutes away from from the nearest 
city, Portland. My point in all of this is that 
by "selling out" Rancid has helped the 
scene by getting more kids in the scene, 
and also have helped by getting more 
d.i.y. shows in small towns areas like the 
Maine state. Some of the kids Rancid 



has exposed have done more than the 
kids who've been around for years and 
years. I would like to finish by thanking the 
bands and people who have helped our 
still small scene in Maine: the Ducky Boys, 
the Showcase Showdown, Ron Lacer, 
A.L.U., the Pinkerton Thugs, Big Meat 
Hammer, Crack Rock Records, and all the 
Maine punx and bands who have done 
shows here. Bands who wanna play in 
Maine, please write me. Thank you, 
Josh Lundin/ RR #1 Box 1258/ Bridgton, 
ME 04009 

P.S. Keep doing Book Your Own 
Fucking Life. It's a great help. 

©Dear Maximum, 
I don't know if you have 
found the stolen records. But if 
not I believe you should ask read- 
ers to help keep up the library of 
records that Tim left. From what I read, it 
seems that the collection (which is exten- 
sive) is available for many people to listen 
to. This is a valuable and non-replaceable 
resource for those of us who love and 
believe in Maximum Rocknroll (I hate the 
term punk, ei Punk Planet, etc.)'and should 
be maintained. Anyways, I am enclosing 
$20 and would be willing to make regular 
contributions for a worthy cause — kind of 
like donating to a sucky public tv station. 
If such a program/charity is feasible 
and/or set up, please use the $20 to re- 
place or keep up the Tim Yo record collec- 
tion and if you can respond to this letter 
about regular donations in the future, I'd 
appreciate it. I hope that I can be helpful as 
Tim + MRR have meant the world to me 
and taught me all I know about good mu- 
sic. Thanks for keeping it trashy, raw, fast, 
loud, etc. 

Matthew C. Wallack/ 410-B Park Ridge 
Lane/ Winston-Salem, NC 27104 

Mat, 

Thank you very much for the ges- 
ture. We have funds to replace the records, 
the problem is finding the records. The 
records stolen are very rare and don't 
come up for sale very often. 

We'll continue to leave the library 
open as a place for people to check out 
music. We're not going to let a few jerks 
ruin it for everyone else. Thanks again for 
writing. 
Jacqueline 



W 



Hello everyone... 

After reading the 'What's 
the Scoop?" page in #182 (July 



1 998) I felt compelled to respond to those 
people who answered. Community and 
unity in the punk scene (and, on a broader 
scale, between all groups or peoples 
involved in resistance to the capitalist 
machine) is vitally important, and despite 
the pessimistic and cynical remarks of- 
fered on that page, is happening, and will 
continue to grow. I know it sometimes 
seems as if we're fractured and disjointed 
and like there's no reason to hope for any 
change, but we can see that unity at 
every show, when people are united by 
the music, and at every rally or protest, 
when people set aside differences to 
fight a greater enemy. There's always 
differences, and cliques, and petty 
bullshit — we're all human, and we're all 
living in a fucked-up world. But there is 
hope, and if we just look around we can 
see it. If we close ourselves off, both to 
hope or to other people who aren't "punk," 
then there will be no hope, and the sys- 
tem will have beaten us down for good. 
Keep your idealism, keep your hope, 
keep your sense of humor, because with- 
out those things, there's just no reason to 
keep fighting. "I'm not right to judge you 
and you are wrong to judge me/If we shut 
our eyes and opened our minds we'd see 
things differently" —The Pist. Thanks for 
listening, and for the chance to respond. 
Chad/ 710 Montclaire NE/ Albuquerque, 
NM 871 10/ askwhy@x-net.com 

P.S. To Pogo and Beaver Boy— 
what makes you think you are any better 
than the "preppy assholes" or "pc 
assholes" you complain about? To me, 
you two sound like the prejudiced mo- 
rons, judging people just 'cause they 
don't have a studded leather jacket or a 
mohawk... 

MRR, 

Hello my name is Weird Paul, a 
^^^ denizen of the punk commu- 

I nity in Tallahassee. Lately I've 
^^^^ been looking at things in a new 

light. It is like my eyes went blind 
and were replaced with fresh ones. I 
used to look at the younger kids getting 
into it as degenerates, dumb asses, and 
posers. I really loved making fun of them, 
but maybe I've matured a little, now I see 
them as a potential instead of a failure. 
I've been looking back when I was just 
getting into punk, and I think about the 
way the older punks probably thought 
about me. They, the older punks, prob- 
ably thought I was a degenerate, dumb 
ass and a poser. Being older should not 




give me a right to 
judge, I think in- 
stead my experi- 
ences and ideas 
should be ex- 

| pressed to help 

- •■"■-* younger kids to 
understand who I am as a person. Un- 
derstanding other people is the first step 
to seeing that the other person is your 
equal. And in the end, we are all equals, 
no matter how different our opinions are. 
The government sucks, right? Police, for 
the most part, abuse their power, right? 
That is probably two opinions almost all 
of us would agree on, and these are more 
social positions to stand on. Eating meat 
is bad. Drinking alcoholic beverages is 
fun. Those are two opinions a lot less 
people agree upon, and these opinions 
should be kept personal. These are 
choices we make ourselves, we should 
not try and force people into personal 
choices. Do you like Christianity crammed 
down your throat? I don't like veganism 
crammed down my throat. People are a 
lot less open to ideas when somebody is 
insulting their lifestyle. In the back of our 
head we always have a justification for 
our own actions. 

Admitting you are wrong is prob- 
ably the hardest thing you can possibly 
do, but you will be a better person for 
admitting you are not perfect. We should 
appreciate not being perfect. Being and 
knowing you are not perfect is a lot less 
pressure on you. You don't have to live 
up to anybody's expectations. And for 
you younger kids, not doing what your 
parents expect is rebellious, and being a 
rebel is showing your parents you got 
your own mind. After awhile your parents 
will learn to lay off you, at least my father 
did. We don't have to be anyone except 
ourselves. Being different to everyone 
else is by my standards one part of being 
a punk. Look at gangstas, rednecks, and 
hippies, they all pretty much talk the 
same, dress the same, share the same 
beliefs of their group, and they all pretty 
much think we suck because we are 
different. 

We all have people who influence 
us, there is no way around it. We have 
influences because people have some- 
thing we want to learn about them, the 
same applies to bands. Learn not to rely 
on or idolize your influences, 'cause they 
like you and me are less than perfect, 
and they will do something that will dis- 
appoint you. Learn whoever you hold in 



high regard is your equal and if they do not 
see you as their equal than should you 
hold them in such high regard? Equality no 
matter how different we are is the only way 
we can have unity. Why unit/? The sim- 
plest answer I can give you is this. Is one 
voice louder than ten or even a hundred or 
even a thousand voices? An answer in the 
form of a question, I am getting old!!! I am 
not trying to say we all have to be friends. 
But we all have a few common opinions 
that would be better heard if we shouted 
together. I know that unity can never hap- 
pen because people have egos, and if they 
were to be for unity then they would be the 
same as a person they think is a nerd or 
whatever. Self pride stops us short of our 
potential. Different opinions stops us too, 
even though we should respect and be 
tolerant of different opinions. I hope I got 
through to at least one person. Be differ- 
ent, be yourself and at least I will respect 
you for it. Send letters about your own 
beliefs to: 

Weird Paul/ 2909 Gallahadion Ct./ Talla- 
hassee, FL 32308 

P.S. Sheldon Marcus in DC and 
Ross in England, both of the letters I sent 
you guys were returned, sorry. 

P. P.S. Wrestling punx write me, I 
like the ECWN! 

P. P. P.S. Power to the punx!!! 

Paul, 

First you say that if we have a con- 
troversial opinion (like eating other critters 
being bad) we should keep that opinion to 
ourselves. Then you bag on gangstas, et 
al. for all having the same beliefs. Well 
which is it? Should we only say what we 
think when everyone agrees? Thats's about 
as punk as a $20 tie-dye. Jeff M. 

Dear Maximum R+R, 

Mr. Brian Dickinur Daughter here, 
just fucking writing you guys [sic] 
to express the current situation 
with punk/rock-n-roll. What the 
fuck happened? I've been to sev- 
eral shows lately and it seems to me like 
the bands that have been coming out the 
past few years are getting more retarded 
by the minute, these motherfuckers think 
punk rock is about having a blue mohawk 
+ throwin' 40s at people. And every god 
damn band sounds like fucking Bad Reli- 
gion or NoFX, whatever happened to 
originality? I mean having a blue mohawk 
+ throwin (empty) 40s at shit while listen- 
ing to NoFX is all good, but it's like they 
completely missed the whole message of 




what punk rock is all about. And back 
when punk first started nobody sounded 
the same! Sex Pistols didn't sound like 
the Clash + the Clash didn't sound like 
the Ramones, + the Ramones didn't 
sound like the Misfits or the Germs or the 
Dead Kennedys, I mean I could go on all 
night here. And I could give you a thou- 
sand instances of new school punk bands 
that sound just like NoFX. Hell, half the 
fuckin' bands on Fat Records sound just 
like NoFX (but that's Fat Mike forya), and 
Ben Weasel thinks he's fuckin' Joey 
Ramone, I mean the list of bands that 
sound just like somebody else is never 
ending, and I'm fucking sick of it. I mean 
I can't be the only motherfucker in the 
punk rock world that feels the way I do. 
And thank god for a magazine like Maxi- 
mum Rocknroll that keeps my appetite 
for original punk rock/rock-n-roll occa- 
sionally fed, and allows me to express my 
opinion about this shit. And for those of 
you who are sitting there thinking "what 
the fuck are you going to do about it?", 
I've been playing in bands my whole life 
(well since I was 15), and none of them 
sounded like any other band, so fuck off. 
And I hope to god that these kids that 
think they are punk rock, and have Ex- 
ploited patches on their backpacks but 
don't own any albums, eventually some- 
how grasp that we're not just fighting for 
no reason, that we're fighting for some- 
thing! And when you put on your Dead 
Kennedys album, listen to the lyrics this 
time. And for you punk rock bands that 
that cover Operation Ivy songs, and NoFX 
tunes, and sound just like another band, 
scratch your whole set list + write some- 
thing original! Later, I'm fucking gone, 
Mr. Daughter 

MRR, 

Why is it when I open 
up the latest issue of 
MaximumRockNRoll 90% of 
the bands inside are totally 
UNHEARD OF up here in Vancouver, 
B.C. CANADA. I think it has mainly to do 
with the fact that 90% of these bands 
NEVER tour here. The last good concert 
I saw was Poison Idea where the lead 
singer almost burnt down the starfish 
room., or the Real McKenzies who are 
one of the best live acts around... 

But even our REKKID STORES 
are BUNK. Christ, A/OBODVcanies any- 
thing by Poison Idea, the Pist or even 
good compilations. Probably due to the 
fact again that most of these bands 





NEVER TOUR in 
Canada. 

Why is this? I 

must know! Is it 

because a six- 

I pack of beer costs 

$11? Is it because 

all the venues suck? Is it because of our 

fucked tax laws? Or is it the nazi boot 

patrol customs canada boarder guards? 

WHHAT? 

WHHHAT? 

Fucked up shit, 

Jesus Bonehead - not of the dayglo 

abortions 



Jesus, 



Canada??? Where's Canada? 



Mark 




DearMRR, 

Recently, I have been 
hearing a lot of shit recently, 
well not recently, but for the 
last three years which I have been into 
punk, about shit like, "Oh, well punk is 
dead, blah, blah..", "I remember the good 
old days, blah blah..", "the scene is not 
like it used to be.. .blah..". Well, you get 
the point. 

This letter was actually first going 
to be written to respond to Brian Zero's 
statment that "punk is so dead that it is 
undead, blah. .blah". But in issue #1 82 of 
your fine publication, there was a letter I 
read that made this letter take a more 
urgent and confrontational stance on the 
"Punk is dead" debate. This was the 
letter from Jakkie Klinick who had been 
into punk for one and a half years and 
wanted to let people know what "punk 
really is." 

Well Jakkie, you are going to have 
a hard time doing this, because punk is 
not one thing in particular. Punk is a 
thousand things at the same time. To 
some, punk is leather jackets and 
Ramones albums, to others, it is greased 
back hair and Cramps albums, to many it 
is dreadlocks and Neurosis 7"s. It is 
diverse and segmented into a thousand 
microchosms, but that does not really 
matter. 

What does matter is your reason 
for being a punk. Whatever reason it is, if 
it is a good one then you will stay in the 
scene forever. Contrary to what many 
believe, the spirit of punk never really 
dies. It lives on with every new punk who 
involves himself with the punk rock scene 
and every old punk who just can't seem 



to give up the ghost and grow up. 

Mr. Brian Zero, your sentiments are 
well taken, but they are not the truth. To 
begin my argument, l)People have been 
declaring punk rock as being dead since 
1 979. If you don't believe me, then pick up 
any flipside from that era. 2)The people 
who are saying this are not truly looking at 
the scene objectively, instead they are 
speaking from their own jaded feelings of 
abandonement. They feel that what got 
them into punk (whateverthe reason might 
be) is no longer there anymore, and punk 
rock is changing on them. 

This reminds me of a scene from 
that cheesy, '80s movie "The Breakfast 
Club". The scene where the high school 
Principal is talking to the janitor saying, 
"There is something wrong with these kids, 
they've changed on me." The Janitor re- 
sponds with "These kids haven't changed, 
you have." 

Now I am not saying that punk rock 
hasn't changed. Never before has there 
been more media exposure to our cher- 
ished scene. But if the only reason you got 
into punk was so that you could be mem- 
ber of some elitist, underground organiza- 
tion, then you can always join the shriners 
or the masonic temple. 

But if you are like me, then there are 
times late at night where you put on your 
favorite punk album (whether it be pop- 
punk, crusty-punk, hardcore, whatever) 
and you still feel the excitement that got 
you into punk s6 many years ago, then it is 
all worth it. To quote Aaron Cometbus,"We 
have no food. The water is shut off. The 
plumbing is destroyed. The backyard is 
piled with bags of our own shit. We have no 
hope and no future. As normal members of 
society, these are signs of failure. We may 
as well kill ourselves. But as punks, these 
things are badges of honor, the subject of 
the proudest boasts. Let us remember 
who we are, and the fact that our failure 
and misery is but a tribute to our culture, 
the lifestyle of the true believer." Signed, 
Lindsay McLeary 




MRR, 

About the July '98 issue. 

Your guest column was written 
by Kenneth, the bass player of 10-96, not 
by me Mike Beer City. Let's give credit 
where it's due. I just e-mailed it to MRR. 
Take care, stay well, sk8 tough, f.s.u., 
Mike Beer City 

P.S. 10-96 just completed another 
tour! Look for Kenneth's new tour diary 
very soon. 



A Maximum, 
OK so I forgot to bitch 
about the "review" that Lance 
Church did on the Disgruntled 
Nation 7" on Beer City. What the fuck? 
OK so you don't like the band— 
that's perfectly ok (I disagree with you— 
the shit is raw baby), but dissing Beer 
City?!?!? What the fuck? 
That is some fuckin' bullshit. You've got 
some damn nerve. Mike Beer is not only 
a great guy, he has helped out a ton of 
bands by giving them a 7"— whether they 
deserved it or not. You don't like Beer 
City? It's boring? I'm sorry— I mean I'm 
nor sorry— but your J Church shit is as 
fucking slow and boring as a bowl of Karo 
syrup. Yes, this boils down to a matter of 
opinions, but that "review" boils down to 
a matter of a personal attack on Beer 
City— one that was not deserved. Why 
would you even run that review? I won- 
der. Maybe I missed something I don't 
know. Either way, he better watch out. 
There are a lot of us "boring" bands on 
Beer City and many are more pissed off 
and a hell of a lot more psycho than I am. 
Does that sound like a threat? It's not, I'm 
just saying. . . Thanks for letting me vent. 
Love, 
Garthy 

P.S. Tim Yo R.I. P. 

Maximum Rocknroll, 
Nyar!! Issue #181 was fuckin' 
spectacular! An issue dedicated 
:::: " to pirates, what a great idea! I 
think this is the best issue of MRR yet! 
Keep up the great work. Thanx, 
Mr. Ko/ 830 Fogg Pike Road/ Mt. Sterling 
Rd./40353-9580/mrkpunk@hotmail.com 



C63 



Readers: 

This is Chris who lays out 
the letters. We had some 
room, so since I also lay out the 
scenes, I thought I'd write a quick letter 
asking someone who lives in New Or- 
leans or Baton Rouge to write a scene 
report. Also, remember, if you do a scene 
report, take clear, well lit pictures. Posed 
pictures of a band are way better than 
dark uselss shots of them playing. Also, 
send pictures from parties, they're neat. 
—Chris 



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They're gonna put me in the movies 
They're gonna make a big star out of me 
The biggest fool that ever hit the big time 
All I gotta do is act naturally. 

— Buck Owens, Ringo 
Star, Charles Starkweather 

It was more frustrating than a con- 
stipated GG Allin. Coming at me from all 
sides. Vegetarianism is natural. Homo- 
tude is natural. Patriarchy is natural. Oy 
vey! 

' In how many arguments have I 
proved that humans are naturally om- 
nivorous — not vegetarian? How many 
times have I shown that people aren't 
naturally endowed with a particular sex- 
uality, but with every sexuality? How 
often have I demonstrated to those who 
say history is naturally male-dominated, 
that males are the ones who write the 
history? 

What's natural is an argument used 
by everyone from animal rightists to 
white supremacists. So this month, I 
wanna look at that argument and see 
what I can do with it. 

First, what the fuck is natural ? There 
are a few choices. Three of the most com- 



mon are: 

l.Naturalissomethinggenetically pro- 
grammed, not a product of choice. 

2. Natural is something common to 
animals and reflected in everyday life in the 
animal kingdom. 

3. Natural is something that occurs 
without interference from products of human 
invention. 

Reflecting my affinity for the rear, 
let's examine the last definition first. 

DOCTORSDISCOVERNATURAL, 
proclaim the headlines of my health food 
store giveaway. I pick it up, expecting to 
find a hot spread with pics of naked 
doctors. Instead, there's a story on or- 
ganic food. Yawn! 

View number three, however, is the 
one used to promote everything from 
organic foods to nudism. It divides the 
world into "natural" and "artificial." God 
makes the former. Humans make the 
latter. Natural is good. Artificial is bad. 

What is the validity of such a dis- 
tinction? Humans are not the only ani- 
mals to make things. Spiders make webs. 
Beavers make dams. Birds make nests. 



Are these structures "unnatural" because 
God didn't unzip them directly into the 
earth directory? 

It's 1969. I'm at Big Sur in Califor- 
nia, making the pilgrimage required by 
the decade. Three college buddies have 
joined me in the rite. We're there to com- 
mune with nature. To go where Henry 
Miller went. To experience the joy of that 
green covered rock, rising majestically 
out of the sea. 

The four of us stop to smoke a bit of 
nature brought with us from town. I 
can't enjoy the view, though. Too much 
Mexican food has set loose the waters of 
my l«wer intestine. My fecal Titanic de- 
mands to sink. I excuse myself. 

Walking uphill, I come to a small 
area fenced in with barbed wire. The 
wire is low, four strands around eight 
wooden stakes. What evil lover of pri- 
vate property could build a fence here? I 
will violate that abomination. 

"No one owns this beauty." I think, 
pushing the wire down with my boots. 
"I shit on your ownership. All pow- 
er to the people!" I tell the vegetation. 

Pushing over a stake, I climb past 
the wire and enter a little grove of trees. 
Shiny green underbrush covers the 
ground. 

Lowering my pants to my knees, I 
squat. Ecstasy! Thebrownness explodes 
outward, covering the leaves, the ground, 
the back of my legs. Another rumble. 
Another splat. Ahh, this is heaven- 
fenced in with barbed wire. 

After I'm done, I grab a handful of 
leaves and wipe my gloriously tender 
little hole. Wipe the backs of my legs. 
Wipe my fingers. Throwing the leaves 
back on the ground I think, "take that 
you barbed-wire oppressor." It's a few 
days later that I realize the leaves I used 
were poison oak. 

Natural? Sure. But for weeks, I 
wished I'd had the artificiality of 
Charmin. Even if we accept the natural/ 
human distinction, we have to acknowl- 
edge sometimes humans do it better . This 
definition does not make a good argu- 
ment for natural. It certainly doesn't give 
ammunition to people who decide good 
or bad based on "what's more natural." 
Now let's look at the second defini- 
tion. Maybe we can judge what's natural 
if we look at what animals do. 

A correspondent named Roxie 
wrote, There are some ducks (mallards) who 
live in the lake near my house. Every year, 
four males chase a female around (always the 
same female). One drake will hold down her 
head, two will stand lookout, while the fourth 
jumps on top of her. Of course, it is a lot of 
commotion. 

In Discover magazine, author Bar- 
bara Smuts (yep, that's her name) de- 



scribed the following: Theattackcame with- 
out warning. One of the males charged to- 
ward us, enraged, hair on end, looking twice 
as large as the small female. As he rushed by, 
he picked her up, hurled her to the ground, 
and pummeled her. She cringed and screamed. 
He ran off, rejoining the other males seconds 
later, as if nothing had happened. It was not 
so easy for the female to return to normal. She 
whimpered and darted nervous glances at her 
attacker, as if worried that he might renew his 
assault. 

Was this a hardcore matinee? Nope. 
It was in the jungle, among chimpanzees, 
humanity's closest relatives. (Much clos- 
er than most attendees of hardcore mat- 
inees.) The conclusion: RAPE IS NATU- 
RAL, at least by this definition. 

Do we justify it because animals do 
it? Do we say it's part of our nature, 
because it's part of animals' nature? Does 
this make it right? 

Animals can prove anything to any- 
one. Social Darwinists have used perver- 
sions of the animal argument as long as 
there have been Social Darwinists. 



Anything is allowed," they say, 
"in the end it's the survival of the fittest. 
The strong triumph over the weak. Law 
of the jungle, you know?" 

When Darwin talked about "sur- 
vival of the fittest" he only meant the 
ability to drop puppies. Screw and spew. 
He wasn't talking about strength, pow- 
er, ruthlessness or any of the other qual- 
ities the bell curvers use. Law of the 
jungle? Survival of the toughest? Yeah, 
just look at the dinosaurs. They didn't 
have a clue about survival. They were 
just big. 

Besides, animals are cannibals, mur- 
derers and torturers. Is it valid to claim 
what we do is better because it's more 
like them? 

Definition number three is the most 
difficult. It is the vaguest. When dealing 
with it, it slips away like a limpie on 
virgin. 

How do we know what's "geneti- 
cally programmed?" How can we tell 
what we add onto ourselves, and what is 
"really" us? 

The idiots of science, and other self- 
serving institutions mutilate fruit flies in 
hopes of finding "the alcoholic gene," 
"thehomo gene," "the intelligence gene." 
Genetics has replaced patriotism as the 
last refuge of the scoundrel. 

Instead of "the devil made me do 
it," of the 1600s we have the "my genes 
made me do it" of the 2000s. 

A young new-ager sits in full lotus 
position on the floor. She is naked. Her 
long black hair hangs limply down the 
side of her face. Her breasts, double-fist 
size, dangle loosely against her ribcage. 
A small red candle bums on the floor in 



front of her. She trains her gaze on the 
candle, focusing her mind on the flicker- 
ing flame. Her thoughts turn inward. She 
sees herself as a huge onion. Through her 
meditation she peels that onion. One lay- 
er at a time. She looks for center. At that 
point, she'll discover her real self, her 
true nature. 

Slowly she peels. The outer layer. 
The next. Then, the next. As the wax 
trickles down the candle stem, the young 
woman removes her ego, her personali- 
ty, her parental influence. The great on- 
ion that was her being, slowly diminish- 
es. When she peels the last layer, the 
inside is revealed. It is empty. 

See? Both science and meditation 
are wrong. There is no REAL inner you. 
There is no you independent of the out- 
side world, independent of your will and 
influences. Genetics may make your eyes 
green or your penis short. But it doesn't 
make you fuck boys or take drugs. Your 
personality is not an inner soul, but a 
combination of everything that happened 
in your life. When you throw away those 
onion skins, you're throwing away what 
has real meaning. 

Twelve steppers tell each other 
they're powerless. Their body, their 
genes, have made them what they are. 
They have no choice. But others have 
gone through the same thing — and 
through the force of their own will, con- 
trolled it. Different genes? How do you 
prove it? With fruit flies? 

Homos now use "it's my genes" as 
an argument for their sexuality. 

'I can't help what I am," they say. 
"It's genetic." 

Homosexuality becomes a disease, 
like Ty-Sachs. 

"Feel sorry for me. Don't hate me," 
is the implication. "If I could, I'd be just 
like you." 

This argument takes away the "re- 
cruit" problem. "Your kids are safe," say 
the homos. "You can't catch a genetic 
disease." 

Though they keep looking, scien- 
tists can't find thathomogene. How could 
they? The idea of homosexuality is based 
in our culture. Other cultures consider 
only male butt-fuckees homos. In some 
cultures, there's not even the concept of 
homo. How can a cultural idea be genet- 
ic? It can't. 

That's not the point though. The 
fault is not in the answer, but in asking 
the wrong question. Why bother looking 
for a homogene in the first place? Why 
shouldn't you CHOOSE to be a homo if 
you want? And, if you want, why 
shouldn't you recruit new members into 
your club. Homo recruits have more fun 
than army or Jesuit recruits. What's the 
problem? 



Basically, it doesn't matter what's 
natural. If we define natural as anything 
in nature, then everything is natural 
Nothing occurs outside of nature. 

That means natural is not an argu- 
ment for anything. Not for PETA. Not for 
Pat Robertson. Not for me. It should nev- 
er have been important. Now, what do 
we talk about? How about: what's right? 
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Though I usually hate music videos, I 
like the idea of putting them on a disk. 
Then, unlike with MTV, the viewer has 
control over what to see and when. 

Grita's (www.grita.com) "Todos 
Tus Muertos" and Sudden Death's 
(www.suddendeath.com) DOA (yes, 
THAT DOA), have done good jobs. 
They're an alternative to MTV's DIT (Do 
It THEIR way). Also, there's some fun 
stuff for you to just stumble on. 

By the way, DOA, in its latest incar- 
nation, put on a great live show at Coney 
Island High. They played with THE PAR- 
ASITES giving something for the kids to 
enjoy as well as us oldsters. 

I wanna thank Bob Cutler for guest- 
listing me and giving me a $1 bribe for 
"product placement." Now, place that 
product right here... 
— > So they're on a major label dept: I saw a 
kick ass record release double bill. DICK 
ARMY (the New York one) and THE 
BAD POPES. George thinks DA are like 
early Black Flag. I think they're too funny 
for that. TBP are right there in The Stoog- 
es mold. Tim wudda loved 'em. As to the 
major label thing. That's the name of 
their record company, A MAJOR LA- 
BEL. Get it? 

— > What a deal dept: A company called 
TAXI ("The Leader In Independent A&R" 
(800) 458-2111 or www.taxi.com) sent 
me promo material. It promises "The 
easiest way to make money with your 
music will be staring you in the face 
tonight." 

What do these guys do? 

They send you a list of record com- 
panies. Next to each company is a note 
on the kind of music they're looking for. 

You then match your music to the 
need and send TAXI what matches. They 
listens to your cassettes and forward on 
what they like. So, not only can you have 
major labels reject you, you can have 
these guys reject you too! Double the fun. 

With a deal-making success rate of 
"from 5% to 6%," how could you NOT 
jump aboard? 

Oh yeah, the cost: if you join before 
June 29 (too late!) you can get 50% off. 
That leaves you to pay a measly $249.95 
for the year. Or "The Best Deal Ever" 
only $399.95 for two years. Wow! Where's 
my checkbook? 



— > / need an extension dept: A couple 
months ago I wrote in praise of REO 
SPEEDEALER. I planned to see them 
again at LIFE, a homocore club here in 
NYC. It didn't work out. 

I quote the press release 

...promoter MICHAEL SCHMIDT 
claims that the use of the words Jag' and 
'nigger' zuere overheard in the band's dress- 
ing room, by "extensions of" himself. He then 
cancelled the show, less then a week before it 
was scheduled. 

Yow! Overheard by an extension! 
Now that's scary. Makes you wonder 
who those people on the street are exten- 
sions of. 

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em, I say 
I'm now recruiting extensions of myself 
for sexual escapades, exotic travel, and 
drug testing. If you want to apply, just 
tell me in 50 words or less, why you want 
to be my extension. Applications with- 
out nude photos of the applicant will be 
ignored. 

— > Letter of the week dept: This one 
(abridged by me) came from Collin: 

I applied to go to a college this summer 
to take philosophy classes. I was accepted. I 
was then sent an application to fill out about 
what sort of roommate I wanted. The applica- 
tion said "list 3 things you look for in a 
roommate". I put "an iron lung, a lazy eye, 
and a prosthetic leg." I got a letter back that 
said that they thought about not letting me 
go, because ' it's not good to make fun of the 
handicapped. " I was informed that I "need to 
be a bit more politically correct" but I would 
still be allowed to go. 

Maybe if I had told them I didn't want 
to room with a 'spic' or a 'nigger', they 
would've been somewhat justified in sending 
the letter, but personally, I think iron lungs 
and lazy eyes are really funny. 

Letters, humorous or otherwise are 
always welcome. As usual, you can reach 
me at: Mykel Board, POB 137, Prince St. 
Sta, New York NY 10012 or via email at: 
MykelB@ix.netcom.com or through my 
fledgling webpage at: http://www. 
freeyellow.com/members2/seidboard/ 
Sign the guestbook. Check the personals. 
Who knows what you'll find. Just clean 
up after yourself. 

— >The pain of constantly being right dept: 
I've long argued that there are really no 
homos or heteros and no males or fe- 
males. The whole thing is a bunch of 
made-up bologna, promulgated by a 
great conspiracy to make more Chris- 
tians. Biologically, we're neutral with a 
whole world of possibilities. 

So, on July Sixth, the New York Times 
runs an article: 

"A Canadian boy who was raised as a 
girl after his penis was irreparably damaged 
during circumcision continues to live as a 
woman, suggesting gender identity develops 



after birth, researchers say." 

Hmmm, if gender identity devel- 
ops AFTER birth, that means it's not 
genetic, and it is malleable. That means 
you can be whatever gender you want to 
be. Don't limit your choices to one or two. 
Okay? 



PP^% 




RALL 
DEAL 



The businessman had always been 
kind of dumb. 

All his life, he'd always marveled 
when he witnessed a human mind con- 
juring new ideas from seemingly thin air. 
The Journal would run one of those long, 
witty middle-column-front-page puff 
pieces about some guy who'd been star- 
ing at old streetcar tracks emerging from 
beneath the poorly-maintained asphalt 
on a city street, and how that observation 
had led the guy to an idea about a new 
type of computer operating system that 
had made him and the people smart 
enough to buy his stock when he was 
nothing — nothing'. — millions and mil- 
lions of dollars, and the businessman 
would wonder: How did that asshole do 
that? And he'd wonder about those smart 
investors and ask himself whether he'd 
ever jump at such an opportunity if it had 
ever been presented tohim. The answer 
was always no, of course; his default 
response to new concepts was inevitably 
no, no, God no. He knew his conserva- 
tism doomed him to mediocrity, but he 
couldn't help himself. He was just intel- 
ligent enough to recognize his limita- 
tions. 

The businessman was like a person 
who has never traveled overseas. He 
knew that the rest of the world must be 
different, but he couldn't imagine exact- 
ly how. Similarly, the businessman knew 
that it was possible to be smart and funny 
and insightful though he himself was 
not, and he couldn't fathom what that 
must be like. 

Being kind of dumb was what had 
led the businessman into business in the 
first place. Back in the high school in the 
suburb where he'd been raised, the only 
class he "got" right away was economics. 
Supply-and-demand doesn't require a 
knack with words or a paintbrush or the 
ability to call up exactly the right equa- 
tion to determine how long it takes a 
marble to fall from the observation deck 
of the Empire State Building to the side- 



walk. People sell things to other people. 
Whichever side is scarcer— buyer or sell- 
er — commands an advantage in that 
transaction. Middlemen take a cut. Sim- 
plicity is a beautiful thing. 

The businessman had gone to busi- 
ness school, where he'd met and married 
his wife, whose dad owned a big compa- 
ny that miraculously found an opening 
for him on the "fast track," which was 
reserved for people who knew the "right" 
people. The best thing about business 
was that all the work, the hard analytical 
stuff, was done by analysts, people in 
their twenties who'd burn out after a 
couple of years only to be replaced by a 
fresh crop of recruits. Businessmen went 
to cocktail parties and accumulated fre- 
quent flyer miles and ate steak with cli- 
ents and fucked their secretaries in hotels 
in dismal middle-sized American cities 
whenever they could get away with it, 
which wasn't very often. 

Soon he found himself on his com- 
pany's board of directors. He liked being 
on the board; everyone else was kind of 
dumb like him. They liked golf. So when 
the share price — which determined how 
much he was worth, which in turn deter- 
mined how much he could borrow from 
the bank, which set the size of his new 
house, started to fall— the guys on the 
board knew what they had to do: They 
called around to find someone smart to 
lead them. 

"I must eliminate whatever is not 
the best," the smart guy told the board. 
"They call me Rambo in pinstripes, you 
know." 

The smart guy gave each board 
member a copy of his book, "Buy Low, 
Sell High, Fire Everyone." "Read it," he 
assured the bedazzled coven, "and you'll 
see how I turned such companies as 
Amalgamated Aluminum, S3 Media and 
Houston Crockery around. Let me be 
your CEO, and I'll do the same for you." 
They all stared at the book in front of 
them, but none of them planned to read 
it. What was inside was irrelevant; what 
mattered was that he had the clout to hire 
someone to ghostwrite a book. On the 
cover was a photo of the smart guy, 
wearing a Brooks Brothers suit and a 
shit-munching grin. 

Somewhere in a distant corner of 
the businessman's brain, a tiny doubt, 
the germ of a bonafide idea, presented 
itself. Amalgamated Aluminum, S3 Me- 
dia and Houston Crockery had all gone 
out of business a few years earlier, the 
doubting voice whispered. The business- 
man reminded himself to have one of his 
analysts look into it, but by the end of the 
meeting he had been so distracted by the 
smart dude's extravagant pledge to in- 
crease his shares by 20 percent per quar- 



ter that he forgot. 

The vote for the smart guy was unan- 
imous. He would collect $35 million per 
annum, plus options, in the event that he 
did what he said, and $35 million per 
annum, plus options, if he did not. It was 
simple. The businessman, who had yet to 
earn a million a year himself, was pleased 
with his decision. It was only right that 
he pay for the expertise of the smart CEO. 
After all, he was kind of dumb, and he 
knew it. 

It only took a few months for every- 
thing to fall apart. The smart CEO fired 
80 percent of the company's work force. 
When those 35,000 workers lost their 
jobs, they dragged 45,000 members of 
their families with them onto the dole, a 
fact which local journalists never failed 
to discuss ad nauseum over the TV at the 
clubhouse where he discussed golf with 
businessmen from other companies. The 
businessman did feel a little guilty— he 
wasn't an evil person — but his macro- 
economics teacher had assured him that 
a rising tide lifts all boats. He didn't 
know this personally, having never lived 
by the shore, but it seemed to make sense. 
More importantly, his company stock 
went up 18 percent the first quarter after 
the smart guy started work. 

What the CEO had never considered 
was increased demand. When the word 
got out that the company was fiscally 
sound, customers put in a lot of orders. 
Suddenly the company had massive de- 
mand and no employees to fulfill it. 

They tried to rehire the people 
they'd fired, but in the middle of the 
greatest labor shortage in American his- 
tory they'd all moved out of the state or 
started their own businesses. No one 
wanted to work for the company be- 
cause it had a reputation of laying people 
off, so orders went unfilled. Customers 
got tired of waiting, and the word soon 
went out that the outfit was unreliable. 
The banks pulled out, and that was it. 

The end came when an anonymous 
Delaware holding company bought the 
place for the price of the ouildings where 
the company's offices had been housed. 
The businessman shared an elevator 
down to the executive parking garage 
with the CEO he'd voted in six months 
earlier. "You turd," he accused, "I'm go- 
ing to lose my house because of you. You 
were supposed to prevent this. You said 
you were smart." 

The CEO smiled sadly at the busi- 
nessman, his blue eyes flashing. "You 
poor, dumb fuck," he said, "you're a lot 
smarter than I ever claimed to be. You 
were just too dumb to see it." 
Send stuff to: Ted Rail, PO Box 2092, Times 
Square Station, New York NY 10108, web: 
h ttp://wivw. rall.com. 



SCREAMS 

THE 

GUTTER 

Rob Coon* 




Well fuck me! I recently got to go 
down to Atlanta for the Prank Records 
festival. It was a ripping good time. I got 
to see DAMAD, WORD SALAD, DE ATH- 
REAT, MEADOWLARK, HIS HERO IS 
GONE, BURNED UP BLED DRY, SCRO- 
TUM GRINDER, SOCIAL INFESTA- 
TION, FROM ASHES RISE, and MUR- 
DER SUICIDE PACT. IN/HUMANITY 
was scheduled to play, but they canceled 
at the last minute. I believe they canceled 
due to a line up change, and being out of 
practice. The actual show was only for 
two nights, but we were there for a total of 
five days. 

The first full day we were there, we 
went around to most of the local record 
stores. I didn't find too many great records, 
but I did find a gem of a record store. I 
belie ve it is called Revolutionary Records . 
The store itself was really tiny, but they 
had a good used selection. It was small, 
but well stocked. I found a VICIOUS CIR- 
CLE LP there that I had never seen before. 
They also had a VENOM blacklight post- 
er on the wall, which unfortunately was 
not for sale. It reminded me of Epicenter 
Zone, except it was much smaller. So if 
you are in Atlanta, check them out. 

The show on the first night was brief, 
but fun. Unfortunately only four bands 
played, due to FROM ASHES RISE hav- 
ing van problems. The highlight of the 
night had to be DEATHREAT's set. They 
busted out with some fast raging punk 
that was a throwback to days long gone. 
Maybe even a little reminiscent of "This Is 
Memphis Not LA" ! For those of you geeks 
who like splitting punk rock hairs 
DEATHREAT contains two members of 
HIS HERO IS GONE. But it doesn't really 
matter, because their styles are complete- 
ly different. DAMAD cranked out a de- 
mented slap to the face. The lights were 
turned down to an eerie red glow. And 
DAMAD was in fine form with their blend 
of dark drunken rage. They whipped the 
crowd into frenzy that wasn't matched 
for the rest of the weekend. And to top 
things off, during their set one of my 
friends accidentally reached over and 
pinched the end of my cock so hard that I 
yelped in pain. I know it sounds funky, 
but he was swinging his hands around 
and just grabbed the wrong place at the 
wrong time. 



After the show the guys from WORD 
SALAD were running around trying to 
round up some people to go to this strip 
club called the Clairmount Lounge. Usu- 
ally, something like this could easily be 
dismissed. But when one of the rowdies 
from WORD SALAD is telling you that 
there are 300-pound women in the club 
squishing beer cans with their breasts, 
you start to take notice. So after watching 
them try to unsuccessfully kidnap Ken 
(from Prank Records), and make him go 
to the club. We piled into the DAMAD 
van and followed the WORD SALAD crew 
over to the place. When we actually got 
into the club it wasn't even half as crazy as 
I expected. But I did see some gnarly shit. 
The first thing that caught my eye was the 
old guy walking around with a shirt that 
had an American flag on it. Around the 
flag it said, "Trying burning this you com- 
munist bastard" Jason from WORD SAL- 
AD went up to the guy and started asking 
him if he was a good ole' boy, and if he 
liked LYNYRD SKYNYRD. They hit it off, 
and before you knew it the old guy showed 
Jason his 44 Magnum tucked in his waist- 
band. Of course this didn't even faze Jas- 
on, and then he leaned over and started 
whispering to us about how he was going 
to take the gun from the guy and "bust a 
couple of caps in him". Fortunately for us 
this never transpired. A little later I was 
watching this women slap this guys face 
with her breasts. Sure enough she picked 
a beer can up off the table, wedged it 
between her breasts, and crushed it. We 
all sat there slacked jawed, and applaud- 
ed like mad men. And to top things off I 
watched this women give this guy a blow- 
job as he sat in this booth chair. Overall it 
was pretty crazy, and definitely worth 
going to. 

The next night started off pretty 
weird. The first band to play was MUR- 
DER SUICIDE PACT. This is the FAIL- 
URE FACE offshoot with Bob Suren on 
vocals. Less than a minute into their first 
song Suren started swinging the micro- 
phone around and clocked some kid in 
the head. The kid blacked out and fell to 
the floor. After they got the kid outside, 
the band kept playing for about four more 
songs. They were being pretty aggressive 
and Ken told them that their set was over. 
It seemed that a lot of people were really 
down on Bob for clocking that kid. My 
take on the situation was a little different 
than most. I really doubt he hit that kid on 
purpose. It appeared to me that he was 
caught up in the moment, "going off" if 
you will. And thenhe accidentally clocked 
this kid. I have heard stories of some 
rowdy FAILURE FACE live shows, so I 
didn't find any of this surprising. I would 
imagine that at a lot of their shows, the 
crowd is even rowdier than the band. I 



just don't think that the crowd at the 
Atlanta festival was into a band with a 
super aggressive stage presence. And I 
also feel that due to the negative feelings 
of the crowd towards the band, that Ken 
made the right choice in cutting their set 
short. 

FROM ASHES RISE finally got to 
play after mundo van problems. They 
had a solid set. After a couple more bands, 
SCROTUM GRINDER played. They had 
the crowd wrapped up in a powerful set, 
until Kevin from MURDER SUICIDE 
PACT decided to ruin it. He was standing 
at the back of the stage during their set, 
and I saw him throw a drumstick, and a 
beer can into the crowd. The beer can that 
he threw hit Ken from Prank in the fore- 
head! Then after a couple of songs he took 
off running into the crowd and plowed 
over a bunch of people. He started throw- 
ing these crazy elbows blasting every- 
body around him. He hit Todd from HIS 
HERO IS GONE, who in turn grabbed 
him around the neck and took him down 
onto the floor. I ran over and grabbed this 
guy Kevin and pulled him away from 
Todd. All I was trying to do was break up 
the fight. So while I am hanging onto this 
guy, somebody punched me in the back 
of the head. I am not sure who it was, but 
my friends thought it was another band 
member of MURDER SUICIDE PACT. 
Then the singer from SCROTUM GRIND- 
ER started pulling my hair and grabbing 
at me, telling me to let go of this guy. So 
we finally got this guy outside, and got 
the situation calmed down. Ken then asked 
the entire band of MURDER SUICIDE 
PACT to leave. And fortunately they left 
without further incident. 

I spoke to Bob Suren a few days after 
this incident. He didn't have a lot to say, 
because he wasn't even in the room when 
the fight happened. He was up front sell- 
ing records through his dis tro Sound Idea . 
He didn't really try to make excuses for 
his band members' behavior, except to 
say that Kevin can be a little crazy some- 
times. I also talked to the singer from 
SCROTUM GRINDERrightafterthefight, 
and asked her why she went ballistic on 
me. She told me that she was trying to get 
me to let go of the guy, because she was 
worried about what he might do. She also 
told me he was crazy. So now I have got 
two people telling me this guy is crazy. 
You Know in all honesty, I don't really 
care about the fight or the guy who start- 
ed it. He was dealt with accordingly, and 
the fight was diffused before it became a 
big issue. The lesson shown here is when 
people start fucking up your show shut 
them down. Tell them to stop, and if they 
step over the line then gang up on them 
and tell them to leave. Sometimes this 
isn't as easy as it sounds, but it needs to be 



■^ 



done. 

A lot of people were pretty bummed 
out about the whole fight situation, but I 
didn'tletitdampenmy evening. BURNED 
UP BLED DRY tore things up on stage. 
And then the almighty HIS HERO IS 
GONE took the stage. I have seen them a 
couple of times, and this one was no dif- 
ferent. They might as well just stand on 
stage and drop huge steel balls on your 
head, because that is what one of their live 
sets fell like. Overall the whole trip was a 
great time for all of my crew, and I look 
forward to doing it again next year! I just 
want to give a few thanks for those who 
made the trip a success. So here is a big 
MANOWAR hail to Josh and Ted (My 
travel companions), Joshua (for hooking 
us up on a place to stay), Gavin (for great 
conversation and the floor space to crash), 
Carl from New Orleans (the crazy cock- 
grabber), all the folks at the C-ll and C-12 
warehouses (where the shows happened), 
John and FROM ASHES RISE (for keep- 
ing a P.M. A. through all the van troubles), 
Bob Suren (For keeping a level head 
throughout a shitty situation, and step- 
ping forward and wanting to discuss ev- 
erything after the incident), and of course 
Ken from Prank for putting the whole 
shebang together. 

Unfortunately, I am a bit limited this 
month due to time constraints. So I 
couldn't squeeze all the records that I had 
into this column. So I will try to do a 
column next month, instead of skipping a 
month like I usually do. So let's see what 
is store for this month. 

ASCENSION - "Abomination" CD 
- So I open the CD case, and the first thing 
that caught my eye is that there is two 
hairfarmers in the band. Well it is about 
time! So many of these band members 
that play slow metalcore nowadays have 
militantstraightedgestylehaircuts.Ifyour 
gonna play metal then, be metal and grow 
some hair! So here is the scoop. This is 
slow chunky hardcore, with a flair for the 
darker side of things. The vocalist spits 
out some apocalyptic lyrics that have a 
total Holy Terror slant. At times the music 
gets a little monotonous, but the overall 
package is still worth a spin. (Toybox 
Records, PO Box 14401, Chicago, IL 60614) 

BOTCH - "American Nervoso" CD - 
I can't tell you how stoked I am to have the 
new 9 song full length from Seattle's 
BOTCH in my hands. In all honesty, upon 
first listen I was almost let down. It didn't 
seem to match the sheer power of the 
"John Birch. . ." EP. But after a few listens, 
this really grabbed my goat. This time 
around, the songs are a more complex 
reflection of their influences. And the way 
they flow from super mellow bits, to bruise 
filled surging hardcore will knock you 
out. They even throw in a little piano 



action, just to make sure you are paying 
attention. If you like bands like KISS IT 
GOODBYE, you'll love BOTCH. Oh yeah, 
and see them live. You will be annihilat- 
ed. (CD: Hydra Head Records, PO BOX 
990248, Boston, MA 02199) 

FROM ASHES RISE - "Fragments 
Of A Fallen Sky" EP - This reminds me of 
HIS HERO IS GONE without the heavy 
duty steamroller production. If you're into 
that kind of musical destruction then this 
would be your cup of tea. The lyrics deal 
with the white collar worker, marital tra- 
dition, and some personal streams of con- 
scious. I think there is definitely some 
solid potential here for future releases. 
(Clean Plate Records, PO Box 709, Hamp- 
shire College, Amherst, MA 01002) 

JENNY PICCOLO - "Joined At The 
Brain" EP - I know this is just what you 
were looking for. More of JENNY PICCO- 
LO'S rapid fire hardcore that seems to be 
taking the West Coast by storm. And guess 
what,justtomakethispackageevenmore 
desirable they put it all on a pretty picture 
disc. So bow down to Al's clear blue drum 
set, and consume young man, consume. 
(Three.One.G, PO Box 178262, San Diego, 
CA 92177) 

SLOBBER/SPAZZ - split EP - Hmm, 
this has to be one of the more interesting 
splits SPAZZ has done. If you are not 
familiar with SLOBBER then prepare for 
some out of sync snotty punk rock. The 
SPAZZ side is some live material proba- 
bly recorded at various Gilman shows. 
But I really couldn't tell you, because 
there is no insert. That's right, no lyrics, 
band names, addresses, or anything to let 
you know what you are holding in your 
hand. So good luck in finding it, because 
even if you find it you won't even know it. 
(No Address) 

TOCCATA AND BULLA - Concebi- 
dos En La Tierra Bastarda" 3"CD - Wow! 
P.F.F.E. hits the mark again with this top- 
notch release of TOCCATA AND BULLA 
from Ecuador. This is really all over the 
place. It has 15 songs of mostly super fast 
metal thrash with really harsh dual vo- 
cals. The lyrics are full of politically 
charged rage. They seem incredibly bitter 
about the repression that their govern- 
ment has inflicted upon its people. And 
with lyrics like "Fight for all we have, 
fight for all we don't have yet" and "Your 
imperfect face painted of affliction, sins, 
sadness. Open your eyes, your mind and 
fight" they definitely seem to be ready for 
battle. Essential! (Profane Far East, c/o 
Izumi Kubo, 55 Sannaicho, Higashiya- 
maku, Kyoto, 605-0977 JAPAN) 

V/A - "World Class Punk" CD - 
Well, what can I say about this CD. This 
thing has been out on cassette since 1984. 
And I listened to it about 40 zillion times. 
Now it is available on CD, ready for mass 



consumption. It has got MOTTEK, 
E.A.T.E.R., RATOS DE PORAO, DEZERT- 
ER, B.G.K., SOLUCIONMORTAL, CHEE- 
TAH CHROME MOTHERFUCKERS, and 
a bunch of other bands you have never 
heard of. But it really doesn't matter, be- 
cause when you combine 27 punk bands 
from 27 different countries from this era 
of punk you know it is a keeper. Even 
though there are a couple of tracks to- 
wards the end of the CD that miss the cut, 
this is a good representation of a period of 
punk that will never be duplicated. (Roir, 
611 Broadway, Suite 411, New York, NY 
10012) 
Endnotes: 

1) I wanted to give support to Gavin from 
Atlanta. He has a distribution called Stick- 
figure Mailorder. He is a rad guy, and he 
wants to sell cool punk records to you at 
a low price. So Iook for his ads in various 
zines, including MRR. 

2) If you want to send me something write 
to PO Box 13085, Berkeley, CA 94712, or 
you can E-mail me at xgoatcorex 
©hotmail.com. 

3) I heard the best description of an ARA 
skinhead ever! How about an "equal op- 
portunity ass-kicker"?!! 

4) I Hate The Kids! 




First off, fuck fat pants! Who cooked 
this shit up and why hasn't it gone out of 
style like pet rocks and the "tail". That 
fabric could be used to clothe the poor of 
the world. Darby Crash never wore fat 
pants, Sid Vicious never wore fat pants, 
Bon Scott, Iggy Pop all would look ridic- 
ulous in fat pants. There is nothing, noth- 
ing, rock n roll, punk or hardcore about 
fat pants. When Fall Silent played at the 
Bombshelter I almost didn't let them play 
because the guitar player was wearing fat 
pants. I changed my mind 'cos they are a 
cool band and I thought maybe punk 
style standards were slipping in Reno but 
it was not really my business. If you are 

f;oing down to the punk rock show, please 
eave you fat pants at home. Code 13 
recently brought a sewing machine to a 
show we played and I pegged fat pants 
for free out front before we played. In fact 
if you are reading this right now wearing 
fat pants, take them off, or skip this col- 
umn. 

Here's another thing. Don't bring 



your dog to the punk show. I love dogs, 
my dog Mad Max is standing right here 
as I type. Max and the other dogs are 
living beings who need to be treated with 
care and respect. Do you think your little 
dogs ears are used the ear splitting vol- 
ume of a thrash show? Do you think its 
good for your dog to breathe all that 
cigarette smoke and lick beer and puke 
off the floor. Yeah your dog is cute, cuter 
than you I bet, but bring it around some 
other night. 

Lets get a few things straight, I'm 
not a regular reader of Punk Planet and I 
have thought for several years that Larry 
Livermore is full of shit. A copy of Punk 
Planet happened to be on display at the 
record store and I noticed that Larry in 
his column (which used to run in MRR) 
was perpetrating some serious shit. Lar- 
ry says Tim's positive contributions bare- 
ly outweighed his negative ones. Bullshit. 
MRR stood consistently by the same prin- 
ciples while bands, labels and zines 
packed it in, sold out, or jumped onto the 
next bandwagon. Tim ran the zine the 
way he wanted to and if you didn't like it 
you could go start your own. Which is 
exactly what Larry did since he had a few 
hundred grand laying around to work 
with. 

I am friends or acquaintances with 
several ex-MRR columnists: Chris Dodge, 
Jen Angel, Adrienne Droogas, Ken Sand- 
erson, even Jeff Bale, all of whom quit or 
got fired for whatever reason. I guess I 
figured I was gonna drop dimes on the 
wrong cat and get fired too at some point, 
I still might. I can't really criticize the 
dude for doing his own thing his own 
way, especially since he was so consis- 
tent even as the punk scene sunk into 
mediocrity around him. Larry has done 
much more damage to the punk scene 
with his bullshit Lookout records and all 
that pop jive than Tim ever did by firing 
somebody or refusing to review a record 
or run an ad. If you ask me, the biggest 
mistake Tim and MRR ever made was 
supporting vacuous pop bands like 
NOFX, Screeching Weasel, the Offspring, 
etc. and Larry's bogus Lookout label. 

When MRR started, it was down 
with the straight up hardcore punk rock. 
Look at the bands interviewed in the 
early issues; they are almost all legend- 
ary now. Can you say that about the 
bands interviewed in the last few years. 
Here's proof those cats knew what time it 
was: the "Welcome to 1984" LP which 
stands as a monumental work of interna- 
tional hardcore of the 80's. In my opin- 
ion, "Welcome to 1984" remains the best 
compilation album ever and MRR gets 
major demerits for dragging its feet on 
the vinyl (Not CD!) re-issue. Punk Plan- 
et, give me a break. Putting Punk on the 



cover of this magazine is a misnomer and 
tantamount to false advertising. Punk 
Planet is a college rock magazine with a 
tiny amount of space dedicated to punk 
and hardcore. Cover stories like "Art and 
Design" and "Steve Albini," no thanks. 
The only vaguely interesting article in 
the history ofPunk Planet was the rebut- 
tal of the ex-Black Flag members to Hen- 
ry Rollins' novel Get in the Van. 

It used to be fashionable in these 
pages to dis Felix Von. A few years back, 
there was a series of exchanges between 
myself and Livermore and his pal Ben 
Weasel. I met Larry Livermore once when 
Screeching Weasel played in my living 
room at Castle Chaos. I didn't watch the 
band and I didn't talk to Larry because I 
thought he was somebody's clad. I later 
met Weasel at a Screeching Weasel/ 
Queers show at the University. I went 
because the guys in the Quincy Punks 
told me the Queers were cool and I was 
pretty sure it was the same band as on 
Killed By Death #3. I found both the 
Queers and Screeching Weasel to be ut- 
terly tame, happy and boring, but I was 
determined to enjoy myself anyway. That 
was in back in the days before I was 
nailed to the X and things were a little 
blurry, as I had been drinking since Hap- 
py Hour started at three and had snuck 
in a bottle of Blue 100 Schnapps. I talked 
a bunch of shit to Weasel after the show, 
none of which I remember. I was living 
the chaos in those days and didn't bother 
to save the issue of MRR where Weasel 
called me a "Sid Vicious clone" and a 
"walking talking cartoon character." He 
was even going to have me thrown out 
by security! That was some really hilari- 
ous shit. So was Livermore's prediction 
that I would one day go to graduate 
school and become "professor of anar- 
chy" at the taxpayers expense. I did get 
some college, still do, but I was never 
really White Collar material. 

I cannot help but find it ironic that I 
am now a columnist in these pages, where 
points against me were once chalked. I 
don't really know what Livermore and 
Weasel have been up to since they tired of 
dissin' Felix Von and my pals at Profane 
Existence. Whatever they're up to, it 
doesn't have much relevance to punk rock 
at the sharp end where it counts. I gain a 
great deal of satisfaction from the fact that 
Profane Existence continues to publish an 
anarchist punk fanzine and records long 
after the "anti-PC" backlash against it. I 
bucked Livermore's predictions and still 
work construction so I can be in a hard- 
core band and put out records on a DIY 
label. 

Here's the clincher, cats like me and 
the people at the Profane Collective are 
not going away! There will always be a 



segment of the punk scene who are true to 
the game and could give a shit about the 
commercial college rock and pop crap 
that is the latest fad. All that shit will blow 
over and become irrelevant as Haircut 
100 and the Thompson Twins. Hardcore 
Punk Rock is indestructible. It has taken 
root in the seamy underside of Rock N 
Roll, where it will continue mutate and 
grow despite society and the music busi- 
ness. Forever baby, forever; it will never 
die. If I moved into Larry's neighborhood 
he would probably start a petition to get 
me kicked out. While we are talking about 
wack shit, how about Epitaph records. Its 
cool to slag Epitaph in this mag but you 
have to admire Brett Guerwitz as an en- 
trepreneur. I mean here's a guy who made 
millions selling weak washed-up ex-punk 
bands to the fat pants mall rats. This guy 
has made a fortune off of the most unorig- 
inal, third rate, past their prime acts ever 
to get laughed out of the punk scene (Ex- 
cept maybe the Cramps, who aren't what 
they used to be but are still cool). People 
talk about how this band or that "sold 
out". Shit, what these bands got to sell 
ain't worth my punk dollar. What integri- 
ty to most pop bands have to sell out 
anyway? They've been playing commer- 
cial music since day one. 

Onto more wack shit. The UPC 
code. I'm not one of these conspiracy 
nuts who thinks that the UPC code is the 
mark of the beast or anything; however, 
it definitely doesn't belong on a punk 
record. I did buy the Blood For Blood LP 
on Victory which had a UPC code, but 
now I'm gonna have to draw the line (At 
least Victory has the decency to do vinyl, 
color vinyl at that, as opposed to CD 
only). Now some anti-corporate crusad- 
er columnists can fill you on the evils of 
the UPC system and how it serves the 
man. What I'm tryin' to say is, who does 
the label intend to sell this record too? 
Hepcats like you and mebuy our records 
from local independent record stores or 
mailorder from righteous dudes like Vac- 
uum, Sound Idea or Profane, which is of 
course where it's at. Now, when I see a 
record with a UPC code on it, right away 
that tells me that this is intended for the 
chain stores, the mall shoppers, the main- 
stream. I'm right away gonna assume its 
commercial and weak. Don't come at me 
with that shit about making the music 
accessible to kids in suburban malls who 
can then discover the underground etc. 
Punk is so mainstream now that it's no 
longer the well kept secret it was in the 
early 80's. You can still get the same 
"starter punk" records at the chain stores 
now that you could when I was 14 (Dead 
Kennedys, Black Flag, Suicidal, Exploit- 
ed etc.) So why add to the confusion? 
These entry-level hardcore bands have 



been serving us well for going on fifteen 
years and still sound good. Keep the 
UPC codes on toilet paper and shotgun 
shells, not fucking punk records. I have 
spoken out on recycled band names be- 
fore. I don't understand how anyone 
with any knowledge of punk and hard- 
core would re-use the name of a popular 
band from the eighties that had records 
out, toured, etc. Nonetheless here we are 
in '98 with Teen Idols, Armed Citizens 
and Iconoclast using names from bands 
who had records out in the not so distant 
past. Now here in front of me is a flyer 
(from Mankato, MN) boasting, get this, 
Aggression, the Nihilistics and Dirge! 
All three names already belong to bands 
that put out LPs, toured, etc. I refuse to 
believe that all the creativity has been 
sucked out of hardcore. If you don't like 
80's hardcore fine, but show some re- 
spect to the bands that blazed the trail 
you now trod and think up your own 
band name! 

WAR NOW ! We the punk rock com- 
munity demand that the United States 
launch a war immediately! All the grisly 
war photos from the last several major 
wars have already been used on at least 
two punk record covers. We demand a 
really bloody war with lots of photogra- 
phers present to catch the action as it 
comes down. Bombs away! Props go to 
Benumb, who just released an LP and a 7" 
on Relapse. Rather than the usual name 
drop thanks list, Benumb listed all the 
bands they've played with or are friends 
with and their addresses. They also list- 
ed the addresses of underground HC 
Distributors and labels like Vacuum, Pro- 
fane Existence, etc. So what you ask? 
Benumb is a pretty grind oriented band 
coming out of the Bay Area HC/ Power 
violence scene but on a bigger metal la- 
bel. Now thousands of metal kids will 
buy these albums out of brand loyalty to 
Relapse and be exposed to the entire 
hardcore underground with addresses 
to write to, etc. If Metallica had listed 
Discharge and the Misfits addresses in- 
stead of just wearing their T-shirts.. .Hail 
to Detroit! The Motor City home of High 
Energy Rock! The Stooges, the MC5, Al- 
ice Cooper, Funkadelic, Ted Nugent, 
Negative Approach, the State, the Meat- 
men, the Necros, etc. 

I have said this before but I'm gonna 
say it again, Punk Rock started in the 
Midwest! That's right Michigan and Ohio, 
not London, Paris, Munich or New York. 
Fucking Detroit and Clevelandbaby! I am 
frequently asked "Felix who do think was 
the first punk rock band?" To which I 
reply "the firstest, with the mostest, was 
undoubtedly the MC5 from Detroit/ Ann 
Arbor." Followed closely by the greatest 
Rock n' Roll band ever Iggy and the Stoog- 



es. Anyone who reads MRR's fine "Pio- 
neers of Punk" series knows about this 
shit. I would recommend one book by 
Heylin, Clinton. From the Velvets to the 
Voidoids. New York: Penguin, 1993. Un- 
fortunately, Heylin is a rock critic and an 
expert on Bob Dylan, so he falls a little to 
heavily into the art camp devoting whole 
chapters to the Velvet Underground, the 
Talking Heads etc. This space could have 
been much better spent on the Pagans, 
Dead Boys, Dictators, Rubber City Rebels, 
Stooges, etc. Heylin points out that in the 
early days of punk there was a split be- 
tween the "visionary and creative" art 
school /junkie /rich kid element and the 
"fuck art lets rock," hard drinking, hard 
rocking element. All that arty shit led us 
to New Wave (what Alice Cooper meant 
when he said "Punk turned out to be 
Disco in disguise") while shit like the 
Stooges and the Dead Boys still rocks out 
with the best of them. 

All you squares who think punk 
rock started in England should take note 
that the Sex Pistols got started playing 
Stooges covers! I have no idea what it was 
exactly in the Detroit area around the time 
I was born. Whatever was going around it 
was some potent shit and it changed the 
face of Rock N Roll forever. Put away 
your Epif at records and take a trip back to 
the Nixon era for MC5's classic live LP 
"Kick out the Jams"; this is probably the 
best live album ever made, totally killer 
high-energy rock mixed with the radical 
politics of the White Panther Party. Dope, 
guns, and fucking in the streets baby . This 
was the Motor City's answer to Cali's 
"Summer of Love." Unfortunately, both 
the Stooges and the MC5 were influenced 
by some wack shit called "free jazz" in 
those days, so you might want to just tape 
these albums without the psychedelic 
space jams that have no place in "High 
Energy" rock. The MC5's most trium- 
phant second album "Back in the USA" 
trades in the hippie jazz shit for balls-out 
roots rock and roll; this LP is a solid clas- 
sic. Taken together with Kick out the Jams, 
you've got some serious ground breaking 
pro to-punk rock n roll. Now, I know the 
MC5 came first, but I really think the 
Stooges took it to the next level for the 
Detroit sound. The Stooges self-titled LP, 
Raw Power LP and Fun House LP are 
probably the best Rock N Roll albums 
ever. You just can't touch this shit. Total 
head crushing riffs, nihilism and self-de- 
struction, chaos and provocation, Sex 
Drugs Rock N Roll baby, this is the shit! 
All "shocking" rock acts from GG Allin to 
Marilyn Manson were just ripping pages 
out the Detroit scrapbook because Iggy 
Pop and Alice Cooper did that shit when 
it was really shocking and not just a talk 
show gimmick. Detroit was also home to 



the great Creem magazine. 

I know the 'Nuge isn't exactly punk 
and he's got a right wing radio talk show 
but he did lay down some rockin' jams in 
the High Energy tradition. To be honest, 
I'd rather play air guitar to a Nugent 
song than listen support some of the 
wack music that passes for punk these 
days. 

I've spoken before about Alice Coo- 
per in these pages. I'm not really qualified 
to talk about R&B but if you ask me, 
George Clinton is one of the most cre- 
ative, talented, wacky individuals in the 
history of music. A little known fact is that 
Clinton was a Motown "Doo-Wop" dude 
until he started hanging out with the 
Stooges and the MC5 and doing a lot of 
the shit that was going around. The result 
was of course Funkadelic whose early 
albums are totally heavy in a radically 
different sort of way. That band was taped 
into a groove so pure it is still being mined 
today. You have probably never heard a 
Funkadelic album, but you've heard their 
riffs and beats sampled and copied by 
every popular hip hop and rap band of 
the last fifteen years. Lucky for everyone 
who is a fan of aggressive rock music in 
the early 80's, Hardcore Took Over. De- 
troit continued in its High Energy tradi- 
tion with some of the best national acts of 
the early 80's. Negative Approach was, 
and remains, one of the best and most 
influential hardcore bands of the era. I've 
used this space to praise Ann Arbor's 
State before, another mad wicked hard- 
coreband. To be honest, I was never super 
into the Necros or the Meatmen, but both 
are great bands, especially when com- 
pared to like, what passes for hardcore 
today. Detroit continued a little bit with 
Angry Red Planet, Son of Sam and then 
fizzled out with a whimper, not a bang. 
There was a cable access TV show from 
Dearborn in the day called "Why be some- 
thing you're not," which has been widely 
copied and traded — especially the Mis- 
fits show. Check it out, hardcore before 
dreadlocks, before the internet, before 
emo, before pop, before all the corrupting 
influences that diluted the High Energy 
Rock spirit from back in the day. 

Quiz time! The first thirteen people 
to correctly answer the following ques- 
tions receive the Havoc Records 7" of 
their choice free! 1. Nashville Pussy got 
their name from? Complete the follow- 
ing Phrases: 2."When in doubt " 3. 

MotorCity 4." withthestroke 

of my hand". True or False: 5. Ted Nu- 
gent served in Vietnam. 6. Ted Nugent is 
a Vegetarian. 7. Ted Nugent is poison 
free. Answers in next months issue of 
MRR. 

One more thing before I go: Fuck 
Ska! 




One of, if not the most carefully con- 
structed and censored aspects of social 
discourse is history. Most people would 
agree with Voltaire that "history is but a 
bag of tricks we play on the dead (or 
something like that)," but the extent of 
those tricks in both magnitude and partic- 
ipation is often truly amazing. I'll De us- 
ing two examples, one that has been de- 
bunked, and one which we are in the 
midst of. The reality is that most of history 
is equally distorted, but if you want proof 
of that , you'll have to read more than just 
a fanzine column. Try the books I men- 
tion, as well as the work of Vidal, Zinn, or 
anyone who looks interesting to you. 

The best known example of the ma- 
nipulation of U.S. history is the fact that 
the story of the American Indians went 
mostly untold, being replaced with a com- 
plete fabrication, until the 1960's. To you 
young whipper snappers", that may seem 
like a long time ago, but it was only 30 
years. Look at it this way, a solid majority 
of the people alive today were alive when 
it wasbelieved by practically everyone in 
America that the Indians populated North 
America very sparsely when the Europe- 
ans showed up, and that there were few 
or no mass slaughters, pestilence and vi- 
olent relocations. A more contemporary 
myth is that the superior White man rode 
in and easily slaughtered the primitive 
natives. Technology may have resulted in 
some one sided battles, and there were 
definitely many slaughters, but the reali- 
ty is that the Whites conquered the Indi- 
ans primarily by spreading disease. Some 
estimates are that 90%-96% of the native 
population of New England was wiped 
out by disease. If this topic interests you, 
it is discussed in more detail along with 
other historical distortions in Lies My 
Teacher Told Me by James W. Loen. The 
book also hypothesizes that the complete- 
ly biased, and uncontroversial version of 
history taught in schools is the primary 
reason school children are bored by the 
subject of history. To me this is part of the 
fact that most public k-12 schools func- 
tion to teach students how to be obedient 
and sit in a place they don't want to be for 
roughly 8 hours a day, rather than to 
educate, but that's a separate issue. 

I'm beginning with the example of 
the Indians because its clearly demon- 



strates how history is manipulated, and 
flat out fabricated, as the facts of the mat- 
ter are now common knowledge. The most 
amazing aspect of this great lie is the total 
complicity of scholars. The true story of 
the Indians wasn't uncovered by some 
archeological dig, like the dead sea scrolls. 
It was there the entire time. The diaries of 
people from those who came over on The 
Mayflower to First Ladies clearly docu- 
mented the attitudes and actions taken 
against Indians and that they were not 
savages at all. Court records, presidential 
quotations, the Congressional record, and 
Anthropological research all document 
the same. How is it that for decades, his- 
torical scholars never seemed to stumble 
across these historical records? The an- 
swer is that many certainly did, and chose 
to ignore anything (which in this case 
means nearly everything) that conflicted 
with the doctrine of U.S. benevolence. 
But that was then, and this is now. Thank- 
fully, American scholarship is now con- 
ducted with unparalleled objectivity and 
integrity. Yeah, and Ronald Reagan can 
do long division in his head. Perhaps the 
most widely discussed, recent historical 
event is the war against Vietnam. In var- 
ious books, including Year 501; The Con- 
quest Continues, Noam Chomsky discuss- 
es the reality of the Vietnam War, as con- 
trasted with the discussion of the events 
within the U.S. culture. It seems that the 
first question any rational person would 
ask about the whole event is how the U.S. 
could justify invading a small, mostly 
peasant country to attempt to impose our 
favored government (which slaughtered 
roughly 80,000 of its own people before 
the war) on an unwilling population. Ap- 
parently though, the real question, is 
whether the US. properly acted on its 
benevolent intentions. Some radical dis- 
sidents feel that the war should not have 
been waged because it was unwinnable, 
others, wild hippie types mostly, feel that 
we should have used different strategies 
and techniques. Many others feel that the 
problem was the media. If the population 
at home could only have been kept from 
catching glimpses of what was actually 
taking place, they could have been co- 
erced into supporting the war (this prob- 
lem was nicely remedied in the Gulf War) . 
Very rarely will mainstream figures in the 
media and scholarship bring up the no- 
tion that the war was an exorcise in mur- 
der, imperialism, and international des- 
potism from the beginning, not a case of 
good intentions gone wrong. Even if this 
is somehow not true, it seems almost un- 
real that the question is even raised. 

Because they conflict with the offi- 
cial version of history, certain facts that 
might otherwise seem important, are not 
widely circulated. For example, many of 



you may know that about 50,000 Ameri- 
cans were killed in the conflict, as this fact 
is commonly cited. However, very few of 
you probably know that between 3 and 5 
million Vietnamese, along with illegally 
and secretly bombed Cambodians and 
Laotians were slaughtered. Furthermore, 
about 75% of the bombs Vietnam, and all 
or nearly all of the Agent Orange de- 
ployed were dropped on SOUTH Viet- 
nam. For some reason I can't quite put 
my finger on, that doesn't seem to match 
the with the story that we were defend- 
ing our allies in the South from the anti- 
democratic forces in the North. 

Vietnam is an interesting case be- 
cause some issues surrounding it linger 
on today, and we can watch official his- 
tory being composed as it happens. One 
issue is land mines. Its widely known 
that the U.S. is the only western country 
which refuses to participate in a ban on 
land mines. What is not widely known is 
that there are still a large number of 
unexploded land mines and bombs in 
Vietnam. The Canadian press reported 
that in one region (they don't specify 
what constitutes a region, but it seems to 
be fairly small, probably the area that the 
journalist was able to survey) alone about 
5,000 people had been injured and killed 
by such devices between 1976 and 1991. 
Another estimate is that well over a thou- 
sand people a year are killed by these 
explosives. The U.S. response to this trag- 
edy has been a refusal, to this day, to turn 
over maps of land mines to the Vietnam- 
ese government so that the mines may be 
deactivated. Additionally, the State De- 
partment blocked or attempted to block; 
the attempt by Mennonites to send pen- 
cils to Cambodia, Oxfam's attempt to 
send 10 solar pumps to Vietnam, reli- 
gious groups' attempts to send shovels 
to Louse to dig up land mines, and the 
attempt of India to send 100 water buffa- 
lo to Vietnam for fertilizer and plowing 
crops. None of this is discussed in any 
history books, or in the mainstream me- 
dia. 

Another example is the case of 
POWs. As we all know, the Vietnamese, 
while they were tormenting the helpless 
U.S., did not stop at massacring innocent 
invaders. They made it a special point to 
capture as many of our boys as possible 
so that they could subject them to un- 
speakable torture. The question is, do 
they still have these thousands of prison- 
ers, or have the little yellow bastards 
already killed most of them. At least 
that's the Rambo/Chuck Norris/Ross 
Perot version of history . In reality, it seems 
that, according to the chairman of the 
New York State Senate Vietnam Veter- 
ans Advisory Council, both the rate and 
actual number of MIAs in the Vietnam 



war were extraordinarily low. It turns 
out that only 2,505 of the total American 
battle deaths in Vietnam were MIAs (or 
about half the number of Vietnamese 
civilians casualties remaining explosives 
in a single region after the war). This is 
5.5% of the total U.S. battle deaths, as 
compared with 15.2 percent in the Kore- 
an War and 27% in WWII. "Of that num- 
ber, 1,113 were killed in action, but their 
bodies were not recovered. Another 631 
were presumed dead because of the cir- 
cumstances of their loss- i.e. airmen 
knownjo have crashed into the sea- and 
33 died in captivity. The remaining 728 
are missing. It should be noted that 590 of 
the missing Americans were airmen; and 
there are strong indications that more 
than 442 of these individuals went down 
with their aircraft. " Meanwhile, between 
200,000 and 300,000 Vietnamese soldiers 
are missing or unaccounted for. 
Just to make it nice and sparkling clear, 
here is the logic of virtually every pundit, 
politician and the like in the whole coun- 
try; "All we did is invade Vietnam and 
kill about 3 million people there, mostly 
civilians. Now that it's over, although 
you have about 250,000 soldiers who 
defended your country still missing, we 
feel it is morally reprehensible that you 
do not concentrate your efforts on ac- 
counting for these few dozen invaders 
who participated in reducing your coun- 
try to rubble." 

Who needs Goebbels when you 
have a system like this? 

Next month, more history, but it'll 
focus more on individuals than on events . 

Homerrmone@aol.com 




somas 



by L"rry 



sell zines. As a wholesaler, the mark up is 
low and can vary between approximately 
15-30 percent of the cover price. Since 
most zines have a $2-4 cover price, which 
means the distributor is seeing little mon- 
ey while having to handle a mountain of 
paperwork along with shippinglabor and 
costs. The only way to make it worth the 
effort is to sell tons of zines, but that 
doesn't happen. For someone like AK 
Press who sells books, or Get Hip, which 
distributes records, carrying zines some- 
times isn't worth it. 

I think the best thing that could hap- 
pen right now is if zine publishers and 
others interested carried small amounts 
in their town. Any medium sized town 
has at least one or two places that carry 
zines and if one person in the area brought 
in a few copies of their favorite zines, it 
could help in more than sales. First off, it's 
hard to find a variety of zines besides the 
biggies like MRR or Flipside in small 
towns. People also seemed to get more 
excited when finding new things in small- 
er towns. In LA or San Francisco, your 
zine is just another unknown title on the 
rack, but in a place like Yuma, AZ, people 
might (I know the town well and inten- 
tionally use the word "might," so don't 
flood the city with your zine) get more 

excited about reading it for the first time. 

*** 

About 20 people sent zines to be 
reviewed over the past month. I'm hop- 
ing to get to them next month. Don't 
forget to send me any clips of stories 
about witchcraft, Satanism, Christians 
gone bad, etc. from your local newspa- 
pers. Please included the name of the 
paper or magazine the story appeared in 
and the date. In return, I'll send you a new 
copy of Genetic Disorder. 

I can be reached at PO Box 15237, 
San Diego, CA 92175 or email at <har- 
monl @mail.sdsu.edu> 



"Lefty" Hooligan 



Going along with everything I've 
mentioned in the last couple of columns, 
zine distribution is still shrinking. I re- 
ceived a letter from AK Press this mortth 
they're dropping a number of zines, in- 
cluding mine, from their catalog. They've 
informed the zines that are being dropped 
that they'll receive a check and unsold 
issues after September 1. 

It's sad because I was proud of the 
fact that AK would carry copies of my 
zine and I felt the money from the sales 
were going towards a good cause. I'm not 
upset at them in any way, and actually, I 
don't really blame them. It's expensive to 



What's Left? 



Stepping onto Berkeley's Telegraph 
Avenue is like stepping into a time Warp. 

The sunny sidewalks are crowded 
with a mixture of tourists, students and 
freaks. Hopping, cymbal clanging, saffron 
robed Hare Krishna's occupy the street 
corner opposite a tract wielding group of 
amplified Jesus freaks loudly preaching 
the gospel. Individuals are taping and sta- 



pling up flyers calling for an end to the 
"police state" on the Avenue while red 
flags wave above a table sporting a banner 
that calls for "people's war" and "socialist 
revolution. " Street vendors are everywhere 
selling hand-made jewelry, incense by the 
stick, screened and tie-dyed t-shirts, drug 
paraphernalia, swirled candles, clunky 
pottery and artwork of varying quality. 
Equally ubiquitous are the hordes of street 
people — mostly young ragtag kids — who 
mob the sidewalks with their bedrolls and 
dogs begging for spare change, getting 
drunk or high, sitting in boisterous clumps, 
and lending to the street's carnival chaos. 
Badly outnumbered, small groups of cops 
nevertheless bluster and swagger along 
the Avenue, harassing and occasionally 
arresting young people with impunity... 

With slight changes in clothing fash- 
ions and hair styles, this could be 1968 or 
1978 or 1988. However I haven't had to 
utilize Mr. Peabody's Way Back Machine 
from "Rocky & Bullwinkle" fame this time 
around. It's 1998 and ironically the scent of 
petulie oil laces the warm breeze. 

I'd intended to talk about the differ- 
ence between Left and ultraleft this col- 
umn. Instead, I'm continuing to comment 
on local events, this time concentrating on 
the community — Berkeley — just north of 
my home town of Oakland . When I moved 
to the Bay Area almost eight years ago I'd 
narrowed the choice of my future home to 
San Francisco, Berkeley or Oakland. San 
Francisco was expensive, snooty and — for 
such a "liberal" city — remarkably racially 
segregated, whereas Berkeley was liberal- 
ism run amok. Leaving me Oakland. I've 
never regretted my choice. 

As usual, my picture of Berkeley as 
liberalism run amok goes against "com- 
mon wisdom." I picked up a post card on 
Telegraph Avenue in 1989 while up in the 
Bay Area for the Anarchist Convention/ 
Gathering of that year. It featured a white 
outline map of the world with a full third 
of the land colored bright red to represent 
the old "Communist Bloc." A red dot 
marked the west coast of the United States 
on the post card, prominently labeled "Peo- 
ple's Republic of Berkeley." A version of 
that card is still available on the Avenue, 
though the Soviet empire is now white and 
there's a warning that the remaining red 
areas may fade without notice. 

Several mostly college towns elected 
very liberal city governments in the late 
70's/early '80's, among them Ann Arbor, 
MI and Santa Monica, CA which with Ber- 
keley gained the epithet "People's Repub- 
lic of..." (Marc Cooper, in a 5-25-98 article 
"The New Oakland Raider" in The Nation, 
speculates that Oakland will receive the 
same label after the election of Jerry Brown 
as mayor!) Yet this is a media portrayal of 
so-called "radical leftism" based almost 



solely on the fact that those elected were, 
and are largely former '60's radicals. Local 
press likes to make the distinction between 
a "progressive" or "left liberal" majority 
on the Berkeley city council and a "moder- 
ate liberal" or just plain "liberal" minority. 
There's very little genuine municipal so- 
cialism, let alone true-socialism-in-embryo 
in any of these "People's Republics" how- 
ever. 

What there is a lot of are highly sym- 
bolic acts. Thus Berkeley is a self-pro- 
claimed "nuclear free zone" even while 
UC Berkeley maintains an operational 
nuclear reactor for "research 
purposes. "Thus Berkeley wholeheartedly 
divested from South Africa to protest apart- 
heid, yet always used the police to "keep 
the peace" in west Berkeley's version of 
Soweto. Thus People's Park — that fought- 
over piece of turf symbolic of '60's rebel- 
lion — now has signs listing municipal/ 
university park rules and regulations. 

In every respect Berkeley is the quint- 
essential liberal compromise between rad- 
ical dreams and capitalist realities. Need- 
less to say, this liberal rapprochement fre- 
quently has its whacked applications in 
real life. Consider Berkeley's relationship 
to the car. 

Berkeley is a small urban concentra- 
tion adjacent to much larger ones, molded 
by the exigencies of capital, to include 
private home ownership and private trans- 
portation based on the automobile. Dur- 
ing the late '60's Berkeley Peoples Archi- 
tecture developed a radical critique of this 
social reality which included equally rad- 
ical proposals for banning cars from the 
city and knocking down back yard fences 
to create block long common areas. The 
"Peoples Republic of Berkeley's" bizarre 
compromise took on the car only to the 
extent of creating a maze of partially 
blocked off streets between heavily con- 
gested main thoroughfares; a thoroughly 
half-assed solution much like Berkeley's 
pathetic rent control "challenge" to pri- 
vate property. Casual car cruising is dis- 
couraged, yet visiting folks unfamiliar with 
this labyrinth get frustrated and lost. The 
locals still know how to get around the 
traffic jams, though it takes longer and 
wastes more gas. 

Returning to the example with which 
I started this column, Berkeley's city man- 
ager ordered the beginning of "Operation 
Ave-Watch" on June 15 to increase the 
police presence on Telegraph Avenue for a 
30-day trial period. Six more officers were 
added to the street 7 days a week between 
10 a.m. and 8 p.m., funded according to the 
6-22-98 San Francisco Chronicle with $80,000 
in police overtime pay. The target of this 
operation — the crowds of street kids — 
were cited by the increased number of 
cops for drinking in public, skateboarding 



on the street, having an unregistered dog 
and other "offenses." 

What the cops couldn't legally ticket 
the kids for was sitting or lying on the 
sidewalk and leaning up against build- 
ings, so this increased police presence had 
a"multidepartmentapproach"thatalso in- 
cluded more sidewalk cleaning, checking 
street vendor licenses, and other ways to 
harass folks who make their livings and 
homes on the streets. Berkeley voters 
passed Measure O in 1994 to ban sitting 
and lying on the sidewalk as well as pan- 
handling. The present "radical" city coun- 
cil majority rescinded the measure and 
defeated an attempt to criminalize sitting 
or lying on sidewalks in commercial dis- 
tricts as recently as July 7, 1998 (7-9-98 SF 
Chronicle /Oakland Tribune). However, the 
Telegraph Avenue Merchants Association 
continues to complain about the hordes of 
youth camped out on the sidewalks as well 
as the competing sometimes unlicensed 
street vendors in front of their businesses, 
and the recent crackdown was a direct 
result of such commercial pressures. 

"It feels like a war zone," commented 
a Berkeley social worker. Ground zero for 
this past month's war primarily on street 
kids and secondarily on street vendors 
was the intersection of Telegraph and Haste 
where the ownership of Amoeba Records 
and Cody's Books are the most vocal mer- 
chants complaining about the street kids 
congregating on the sidewalks around their 
stores. The cops frequently parked their 
black-and-white mobile command center 
bus known as "Orca" near the intersection. 
"Operation Ave-Watch" in turn prompted 
the street kids to mass for self-protection, 
asserting their claim to Telegraph Ave- 
nue's sidewalks with their sheer numbers, 
not to mention in protests, speakouts, signs, 
graffiti and vandalism. During all of this, 
the Berkeley city council neither questioned 
nor overturned the police crackdown, but 
instead appropriated $400,000 on June 23 
for a self-cleaning public toilet, a homeless 
youth drop-in center, more public show- 
ers and lockers, a community health-and- 
safety team and other social service mea- 
sures (6-25-98 SF Chronicle). 

Now, I regularly stroll the Avenue, 
so I can confirm that the street folks are 
occasionally out-of-control, and not just in 
the positive Hooligan sense. The street 
people sometimes fight among themselves, 
fight with the Avenue's vendors and mer- 
chants, fight with passers-by, and fight 
with the cops. I can see where passing a 
row of 20 sullen panhandling punk kids 
seated against the iron fence north of Amoe- 
ba might be considered intimidating to 
parents visiting their precious child at- 
tending Cal. And I certainly don't enjoy 
walking past somebody's spiky collared 
growling bulldog when nobody's holding 



the dog's leash. Nothing to warrant this 
last month's crackdown mind you. My 
point, and what I tried to say at the begin- 
ning of the column is that this has been 
going on for the past 30 plus years on 
Telegraph Avenue (as well as on the Haight 
in San Francisco) in one form or another. 

It's easy to make fun of the fact that 
Berkeley continues to be a seedy mecca for 
alienated, foot-loose youth in search of 
dead or diseased counterculrural Utopias. 
The irony here is that there is an underly- 
ing consistency to this three plus decade 
history of successive youth street subcul- 
tures, despite changing demographics, 
social conditions and superficial differ- 
ences in style over that time. Also despite 
the rise of the People's Republic of Berke- 
ley in the meantime... 

Folks who maintain that the Berkeley 
city council coddles these young street 
hooligans by not criminalizing their activ- 
ities but instead giving them do-gooder 
social programs are also missing my point. 
Similar street scenes existed along the 
Avenue and around Berkeley from 1966 
through the 1970's, before Berkeley's mu- 
nicipal turn-to-the-left. The current youth- 
ful, punkish street scene, under police 
crackdown for the past month, is in no way 
unique. Nor is it very large. Berkeley's 
leftist city council thus neither created nor 
has it resolved the situation on Telegraph 
Avenue. 

In turn, periodic police crackdowns 
have been implemented over the past 30 
plus years to sweep Telegraph of the "riff- 
raff," under conservative and "radical" 
city governments alike. A couple of years 
back it was black youth on the Avenue 
supposedly causing all the problems, 
prompting a similar police state response 
which I also witnessed. Between 1964 and 
1974 Berkeley youth vigorously contend- 
ed with the powers-that-be for control of 
first the university and then the city streets. 
Even in the heyday of '60's radicalism 
however the Berkeley cops, Alameda sher- 
iffs and California National Guard ulti- 
mately had the upper hand in the streets 
and on campus. There's no question that 
presently the cops alone quite easily con- 
trol Telegraph Avenue, so let's see how 
they do it. 

Police omnipresence is used to ha- 
rass and intimidate. Mobile units of 2 to 4 
cops sweep quickly through public throngs 
to pick out, isolate and arrest troublemak- 
ers without stirring things up too much. 
Mobile command centers coordinate po- 
lice activities over a wide urban area. Re- 
serves are called in for back-up strategical- 
ly, when and where needed. I saw these 
tactics in operation in New York two, three 
years ago on the Lower East Side, in Times 
Square and in Washington Square Park as 
Guiliani used them against political pro- 



test, drug dealing, prostitution, sidewalk 
vending and street performance indiscrim- 
inately. This model is not one of a rigid 
riot-equipped army of cops engaged in 
conquest and occupation, but one of flexi- 
ble rapid-deployment-forces engaged in 
counterinsurgency. Nice to see Berkeley 
getting up to speed in the latest police 
social control techniques. 

Now remember, this is all going on 
with a so-called radical left Berkeley city 
council firmly in power. The "progres- 
sive" majority defeated the July 7 attempt 
to criminalize sidewalk sitting by one vote 
but kept the police crackdown in place. 
What we have here then is a velvet glove 
covering an iron fist; a classic carrot-and- 
srick approach with council members mere- 
ly quibbling over what proportion to ap- 
ply. Lyndon Johnson built his liberal Great 
Society welfare state while committing a 
half million troops to Vietnam, authoriz- 
ing the CIA to try assassinating Castro and 
unleashing the FBI on the Black Panthers. 
In comic microcosm this has been Berkeley 
for the past month. In other words, liberal- 
ism run amok. 

No doubt folks will take offense that 
I would equate the Berkeley city council's 
attempts to deal with the Avenue's street 
people to Johnson's escalating undeclared 
war in southeast Asia. I'm not saying 
they're of the same magnitude, only of the 
same category. Part of liberalism run amok. 
I place them side-by-side because some- 
times it's easier to see the characteristics in 
something small when it's magnified. 

This column goes to press on July 15, 
as the Berkeley police crackdown ends 
along Telegraph Avenue. "Operation Ave- 
Watch" is not likely to be extended be- 
cause it was much more expensive than 
the overtime pay to cops would indicate. 
Copwatch, several longtime local street 
activists and a few ACLU lawyers are help- 
ing folks challenge tickets and lodge com- 
plaints against the Berkeley Police Depart- 
ment; additional costs for the city. Yet the 
same social forces remain at play. As city 
council elections approach, Telegraph mer- 
chants are now supporting a petition to 
once more ban sitting or lying on Berkeley 
sidewalks for the November ballot... 

All I can say is I'm fucking glad I live 
in Oakland. Next column, Left and ul- 
traleft. Honest. 

...ALL THE NEWS THAT FITS- 
NO LONGER AT NEWSSTANDS NEAR 
YOU... Love & Rage, the newspaper, will 
cease publication with the vol. 9/no. 2 
issue because Love & Rage the federation 
has split into two factions. One faction, 
comprising among others the old Revolu- 
tionary Socialist League Trotskyites who 
converted to anarchism to originally form 
L&R's core and known as the What We 
Believe (WWB) faction because of their 



statement so titled, consider classic anar- 
chism to be a sufficient body of theory and 
practice for present-day conditions and 
denounce deviation from classic anarchism 
as Marxist infiltration. The other faction, 
known as the Fire By Night Organizing 
Committee (FBNOC), maintain that clas- 
sic anarchism is not adequate, particularly 
in regard to issues of white privilege, and 
needs to be amended, criticizing the WWB 
faction as well for slipshod revolutionary 
work. The newspaper had a fair amount of 
debts, and both factions agreed that the 
federation's split meant an end to publish- 
ing L&R. I was around for the newspaper's 
and federation's controversial beginnings 
and I've always been highly critical of their 
ideas and actions. Nevertheless, I did buy 
and read L&R, and I enjoyed their Mexico 
coverage even while I disagreed with L&R's 
slavish devotion to the EZLN. I participat- 
ed in their "black bloc" Columbus Day 
1992 disruptions in SF, and their "USA Out 
Of Mexico" poster is on my wall at work. 
The folks at L&R were wrong, but what 
they were doing was important enough to 
keep track of, which was why I always 
gave their address when I talked about 
their newspaper. The FBNOC faction will 
print the last issue of L&R and assume its 
debts as well as its assets. The WWB folks 
will work to build Anti-Racist Action as an 
anti-authoritarian mass movement, might 
publish something called "Liberty" or 
"Utopia" and wants to form yet another 
north American federation of anarchist 
collectives. Nothing like beating a dead 
horse. You can get the last issue of Love & 
Rage from the FBNOC folks at POB 853 
Stuyvesant St, NY NY 10009. 
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contacted at hooligan@sirius.com. My 
book, End Time, can be purchased from AK 
Press (POB 40682, SF, CA 94140-0682) for 
$10. Keep sending me your newsworthy 
items and interesting news clippings c/o 
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A thank you goes out to Ed Dawson 
for sharing, complete with lurid draw- 
ings, a position that facilitated more clito- 
ris-friendly intercourse for him and his 
ex. Why she is his ex is beyond me cuz 
anyone this focused on my orgasms would 
have to gnaw their arm off to get away. 
Anyway, allow me to paraphrase what 



Ed said: The woman lies on her back with legs 
slightly spread, knees down. Boy gets on top, 
missionary style, but does not spread her legs 
any farther apart. Once he's in "normal" 
thrusting position, he opens his legs and plac- 
es his knees outside of hers AND positions 
himself about 6-8 inches higher than her. The 
latter has the added benefit of placing the two 
more face to face, facilitating kissing. How 
sweet! What all this does is force the penis to 
thrust in a curve, rather than straight in, 
(Here's where the pictures came in, which 
unfortunately, I can't duplicate here. But 
take it from me, PURE PORN!) angling the 
penis to rub more directly against the clitoris. 
Unfortunately this position also increases 
urethral irritation which may lead to uri- 
nary tract infections in women. Ed also 
pointed out that boys need to have a little 
slack cuz anything less than 6 inches of 
manhood won't reach her clitoris, much 
less curve around it and will probably 
pop out. So, for those with petite penises 
(peni??), unless your woman has an inny, 
this one ain't for you. 

But fear not, there are actually many 
different positions that increase clitoral 
stimulation during intercourse. And there 
are a thousand techniques and exercises I 
could recommend that will result in mind- 
blowing "Oh what a beautiful morning!" 
simultaneous orgasms for some couples 
but nada for others. Cuz the sad truth is 
that for some women, no amount of posi- 
tioning, angling, blocking or choreograph- 
ing will provide enough prolonged, di- 
rect clitoral stimulation to result in or- 
gasm during intercourse. Difficulty and/ 
or inability to reach orgasm can be due to 
a variety of factors: basic anatomy issues, 
i.e. does her clit sit high or low and is his 
penis too small to feelor too big to take?; 
performance anxiety and/or (lack of) en- 
durance; past or present sexual, emotion- 
al or physical abuse; psychological issues; 
infections; lack of or too much concentra- 
tion, and insufficient communication are 
just a few. Being that there is so much 
more to sex than just intercourse, I delib- 
erately choose not to list every technique, 
position and meditative mantra that prom- 
ises simultaneous orgasm through inter- 
course alone. If a little maneuvering is all 
it takes, then more power to you! But why 
suffer through a bladder infection, not to 
mention all that undue pressure and anx- 
iety just cuz books featuring Fabio say it's 
more romantic? An orgasm is an orgasm. 
Enjoy them however you can get them. 

For those seeking more detailed 
guidance as well as visual inspiration, 
Down There Press, the nation's only inde- 
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As always, I have so much to write 
about and so many letters to answer, but 
never enough time. Bitch, bitch bitch... It's 
been a rough couple of months. But to- 
night I'm going to party like it's 1999. I 
refuse to have any more drama in my life, 
so I've decided to hire new story writers. 
Things are looking a lot brighter already. 
Good thing too cuz time moves way too 
fast to be sad. The 15th Annual Folsom St. 
Fair is scheduled for the 27th of Septem- 
ber and Dore Alley is this month. Whew! 
Well, just to be on the safe side, I'd better 
start administering all those enemas now. 
Can't have anyone being messy at the fair 
now, can we? Fill'er up y'all and play 
clean and hard... 




Hmmm... not a lot to say this month. 
Nothing that interesting's been going on, 
just trying to stay out of the sun. So, I'll get 
right to the reviews. THE SHRUBBERS 
play some mid- tempo, catchy punk, that 
sounds a little influenced by SCREECH- 
ING WEASEL. They don't get quite as 
poppy or as punky as WEASEL gets at 
times, but they still make me think of 
them. Pretty cool. 6 songs, good produc- 
tion. 900 S. Silverbrook Dr./ West Bend, 
Wi. 53095. ONE SIZE FITS MOST, on the 
other hand, make me think a lot of old 7 
SECONDS. Slightly thrashy hardcore, 
with a good amount of melody thrown in, 
and a nice, strong bass sound. 7 songs, 
decent production. 901 S. 28th/ Lincoln, 
Ne. 68510. THREE DEGREES sound just 
like all those pop punk bands that were so 
prevalent around '94- Fat Wreck-ords type 
stuff, in other words. Do you miss those 
days? Get this tape. 13 songs, decent pro- 
duction. 2403 General Arnold NE/ Albu- 
querque,N.M. 87712. BLACKLISTED play 
some awesome old fashioned punk rock. 
This is one for the punks, man- go check 
them out. They sound a bit like a cross 
between the DEAD KENNEDYS and 
BLACK FLAG. Pretty damn cool. 1 1 songs 
(including gratuitous BLACK FLAG cov- 
er), good production. 406 Caple Ave./ 
Fairdale, Ky. 40118. I reviewed BAD 
DREAMS ALWAYS' demo in my first 
column, years ago, and haven't heard from 
them since. Well, I'm happy to report they 
didn't break up, and have a new tape out. 
I'm also happy to see they still play awe- 
some, brutal thrashcore mayhem. Great 
fucking stuff! 4 songs (including gratu- 
itous DISCHARGE cover), good produc- 
tion. Hantverkevagen 8C/ 737 48 Fagers- 
ta / Sweden. FAMILY play thrashy, kinda 
eclectic and noisy hardcore (a little like 
RORSCHACK), with A lot of distortion, 
notes, changes, and screamy vocals. TER- 
TIUM QUIDS play a pretty interesting 
mix of punk, thrash, metal, and alterna- 
tive that make me think a bit of mid peri- 
od crossed with early SUICIDAL TEN- 
DENCIES (probably because their vocal- 
ist sounds a lot like Mike Muir). They get 
pretty intense at times, but mix it up a lot. 
9 songs, good production. 822- A Ken St. / 
Austin, Tx. 78758. SUMMERJACK play 
kinda poppy, rockin' punk, like NOFX 
crossed with GREEN DAY. It's not bad, 
just needs more personality. 5 songs, good 



production. P.O. Box 4916/ Boise, Id. 
83711. And lastly, LIVING WARROOM 
play crusty ass thrash with a lot of distor- 
tion and a vicious, screaming vocalist. I 
love this stuff. 5 songs, good production. 
421 Sherwood Way/ Half Moon Bay, Ca. 
94019. That's it for this month. As always, 
I'm at: P.O. Box 2584/ Conroe, Tx. 77305. 
Late'. 




I Believe in Homicide 

Actually, I do, but that has nothing 
to do really with what this column is 
about. Ok, maybe it does, but its tangen- 
tial (did Tspell that right?) to the real point 
I'm going to be making and since I don't 
really plan on making a point I guess that 
by the transitive property the title doesn't 
really exist. Its a figment of your imagina- 
tion. So there. 

There is exists, somewhere within 
the bowels of cosmopolitan and trendset- 
ting Providence, RI, a house. Not so much 
a house, but the top two floors of a house, 
where a guy can go to get some good 
times, good friends, good beer and a lousy 
chance at getting laid. A place a guy can 
go to watch the Simpsons, and play his 
choice of N64 or the Sony PlayStation. 
Such a shining beacon is not a figment of 
your imagination, but a real place. Right 
off of 1-95. A place where one can go to 
forget about the way that life brings you 
down on a daily basis and kick back with 
some beer and rock and roll. I know such 
a place exists because I have seen it. And 
my faithful reader, I have seen the light. 

I happened upon such a beacon just 
at the beginning of this summer. But actu- 
ally, it didn't exist too much before then, 
so I wasn't missing too much. My connec- 
tion with the hard-driving rock and roll- 
ers that live at the Homicide House began 
some time ago. Let me back track. 

Matt "Scumbag" Spenser- renais- 
sance man, rock and roll party machine 
and straight edge warrior- is a person 
whose acquaintance I made in 1996, two 
years ago, not long after I started doing 
this column. I received a package in the 
mail with a tshirt displaying a Klansman 
on a noose and a patch with a swastika 
crossed out on it and the word "ROAR" 
emblazoned on the top. It was said patch 
that got me bounced from high school. If 
you want the details of that I invite you to 




dig up your old copies of Maximumroc- 
kandroll and read about it. Matt and I 
have been friends since he saw me sport- 
ing the patch at the mall and started talk- 
ing to me. 

It was through the Almighty Scum- 
bag that I met Brian "Mullet" Mullen. 
Mullet is a crazy motherfucker. He is per- 
haps the only person that truly appreciat- 
ed the difference between a dead baby 
and a bathtub. He is sick, disgusting, loath- 
some and a damn good guy to know. I 
also believe that he's been unemployed 
for about three years. Any guy that is that 
good at avoiding work deserves major 
props. 

Occupying the top floor of the Ho- 
micide house are three (nearly) equally 
disgusting characters who answer to Tim, 
Matt and Gonnaherpasyphilaids. Actual- 
ly, if you called Big Daddy G by the name 
I just gave him, he might kill you. Its a 
long story and I'm sure I would get my ass 
kicked if I shared it with the huge MaxRnR 
readership (who now include patrons of 
Borders). If you ever meet me I'll clue you 
in, though. Plus I can't remember if his 
real name is Mike or Mark. 

There are visitors to the Homicide 
House who, like myself, can appreciate 
all the things which make the house great. 
They appreciate the finer things in life. 
Two of my favorite visitors are the cutest 
young couple you ever did see, Jesse (who 
is NOT a skinhead) and Roxanna (who is, 
but her name is NOT RoxannE and if you 
begin singing a Police song to her, she 
might be liable to kill you because she has 
probably heard that "joke" since the G-d 
damn song came out [which doesn't stop 
me from doing it, not for a second]). 

If you haven't got friends, what have 
you got? Nothing really. As shitty as my 
life has been lately, there are really only 
two things that make me forget about it. 
One I can't mention here. The other is 
friends. And every time that Mullet's old 
shitbox Volvo pulls up in my driveway 
the troubles seem to float away. They do 
it with increasing rapidity once I actually 
get to the house. Sure, I may still bitch 
about my life, but rest assured, I am not 
worried anymore. When I'm around my 
friends you can bet that everything will be 
alright. 

If I didn't have friends I have no idea 
what I would do. Probably lots of drugs. 
And I wouldn't really like that because I 
think that most drugs are self-destructive 
and anti-social (yes there are exceptions 
and no the exceptions aren't the only drugs 
I use, because the only thing I do is drink 
and smoke and drinking can be anti-so- 
cial and self- destructive and I recognize 
that, but I really don't give a fuck, so 
there). 

Its weird being friends with guys. 



You'll never hear a guy say "Wow, I really 
appreciate the emotional support and 
companionship that you provide from 
me." More likely it will be "Hey, you 
lousy cocksucker, get your ass over here. " 
Or something like that. I can't say that I'd 
like to have it any other way. 

Besides, who else will pick up RISD 
pre-college girls with you? 
ENDNOTES: 1. Write me if you want. 
404A South Main Street, Attleboro, MA 
02703. XnickfittX@aol.com. Take yer pick... 
2. You will send two dollars to the Peeps 
c/o Liz P.O. Box 12264 Scottsdale, AZ 
85267... that is if you like good rock and 
roll. 3. Speaking of good rock and roll, its 
future is embodied in Danko Jones. Go to 
their website at www.fetching.com/ 
dankojones 



NetPunk 




Okay, time for another non-theme 
oriented column where I take a look at all 
of the web addresses that you, kind read- 
er, have sent me over the last few months. 
Lots of stuff to mention that is worth a 
look. Actually, if I find a website boring or 
otherwise a waste of time or energy I 
usually won't mention it, rather than slam- 
ming it, even if somebody asks me to 
"review it" in this column. As this is the 
September issue, and school is getting 
underway, I thought I'd mention the 
School Sucks website (http:// 
www.schoolsucks.com). This actually 
isn't really about how much school sucks, 
butitis a repository of other people's term 
papers and reports. There's also a chat 
room where you can hang out with other 
students and more. One warning for those 
of you thinking of scamming papers to 
hand in for a class - apparently teachers 
are hip to this site, so you'll probably end 
up screwing yourself. Nice name, though. 

A few issues ago, I mentioned a punk 
rock webring. I don't even remember 
which one it was at this point, so I might 
mention it here again. Anyway, a we- 
bring is a collection of sites on a certain 
subject that have agreed to create a link to 
another site on the same subject. Then 
that site connects to another site, and so 
on, until the last site on the list hooks up 
with the first site. That way, you can start 
on one page and continue around the ring 
visiting all kinds of cool pages on the 
same subject. There are webring sites ded- 



icated to bands (usually stuff like Nirva 
na, et al), but of course there are several 
punk webrings as well. One pretty cool 
ring is "The Punk and Ska Ring" at http:/ 
/ www.geocities.com/ SunsetStrip / 2743 / 
. As of this writing, this ring has over 500 
sites. More stuff than I could write about 
in 10 columns! Some of it is good, some of 
it boring, some of it stupid, but all of it 
(supposedly) punk. Another ring to check 
out is the Alterna-Punk Nation Web Ring 
(http://users.ap.net/~ploschitz/ 
altpunk.html). While I'm not exactly sure 
what the fuck the "Alterna-Punk Nation" 
is, there are over 100 punk and alternative 
sites in this ring. Best of all, its run by a 
punk rock geezer - Yep, another 50-some- 
thing doing the punk rock thing. This ring 
appears to consist mostly of bands, so that 
makes it a good way to find out about a lot 
of bands you've never heard. A final ring 
I'm going to mention is for those of you 
who like to listen to punk bands online. 
Personally, I'd rather throw in a CD in 
most cases, but it can be cool to listen to 
new music from bands you've never 
heard. The Punk MP3 ring at http:// 
locals.chatsubo. com/mp3/ . 

MP3 files are another format for 
sound files, sort of like wav and Real 
Audio, but with a lot better sound quality. 
You need to get a player to listen to files of 
this type, and a decent *free* play for both 
Mac and Windows can downloaded from 
http://www.audioactive.com/player/ , 
Get the player, go to the ring, and start 
listening. The next site isn't exactly punk, 
but it is pretty funny, and it there is a 
minimal amountof punk content. The site 
is titled "El Contenido de Mis Pantal- 
ones" and basically takes a look at the 17 
items that Matt, the site designer, found in 
his pant pockets one February day. Pretty 
innovative web design concept, but those 
pants must have been feeling heavy with 
all that shit in them. Check out the site at 
http://alc.hartford.edu/matt/pocket/ 
pockets.html . 

The next site we visit is the I Dunno 
Punk Zine at http://www.sonic.net/ 
-mpaglia/zine/ . At this site you'll find 
articles, interviews, bass and guitar tabs, 
photos, reviews, and more. Some of it is 
worthwhile, some of it is stupid, but they 
seem to be keeping it updated, so why not 
check it out (like you have anything better 
to do)? For those of you meatballs who 
like your punk Swedish, the Swedish Punk 
Hardcore Archive (http: //www. 
spha.org/) has just the menu for you. 
There is so much here, I can't even begin 
to list it all. Over 200 bands, plus labels, 
zines, distros and more are listed, as well 
as interviews, reviews, columns, chat, ar- 
chived songs and more. Don't miss this 
site, especially if you need a taste of for- 
eign hardcore. I'm not sure where I found 



out about this site, but Punknet at http: / / 
www.punknet.com looks like it has some 
serious possibilities, even if at the time of 
this writing nothing seems to work there. 
It's been up since May, and there have 
some serious problems with areas of their 
site (missing files, links that don't work 
the way they are suppose to, etc., but they 
are looking for "staff" so you might drop 
by their site and see if you can lend a hand. 
Next we have the Ontario Punk / 
Ska / Oi page, which has stuff about the 
Ontario, Canada scene. They have a list of 
upcoming shows, a few sound files, a list 
of links and a few pictures. Pretty sparse, 
but some decent stuff, especially if you're 
gonna be in that area sometime soon. 
Check the page out at http:// 
www.king.igs.net/~webster/opr.htm . 
Finally this month is a fun little (unpunk) 
questionnaire where you can "Rate Your 
Risk of Being Murdered". Find out exact- 
ly how likely it is that you'll become a 
statistic. It's free, it's fun, and terribly 
useful. Take the test at http:// 
www.nashville.net/~police/risk/ 
murder.html . I scored a 59. Okay, so that 
does it for this month. Check out the Net- 
punk website at http://netpunk.base.org 
or e-mail me at hanford@cruzio.com. Of 
course, you can always write me via the 
good old USPS as well, at PO Box 8059; 
Santa Cruz C A 95061. 



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REV. N0RB INTERVIEWS THE 
GUITAR PLAYER FOR GENERA- 
TION X 
PHONE: Brrrrring! 
GUY ON OTHER END: Hello? 
REV. N0RB: Hi, is Bob there? 
GUY ON OTHER END: I'm sorry, you 
must have the wrong number. 
REV. N0RB: Okay, thank you. 
PHONE: Click! 

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COM- 
PLETELY DIFFERENT: Although i have 
not seen last month's MRR as of yet (just 
lucky, i guess), i was told by someone at 
the magazine (whom i may not mention) 
that last month's column would run mi- 
nus a certain "offensive" portion (which i 
also may not mention), along with edito- 
rial commentary by that same unmen- 
tionable individual indicating that said 
unmentionable portion had been, in fact, 
removed for reasons of national security, 
which might render other, mentionable 



portions of the column a bit more perplex- 
ing than usual, if such a thing is indeed 
possible. While i am, of course, all in favor 
of censorship (on the grounds that it makes 
me seem much more interesting than i 
actually am), it has recently come to my 
attention that the Part Of The Column 
Which I May Not Mention was (essential- 
ly coincidentally) in close syntactic prox- 
imity to a Part Of The Column Which I 
Actually May Mention involving my dec- 
laration that a certain individual (whom i 
may mention, but choose not to, in the 
interests of damage control) had a hot 
girlfriend — PROBLEM BEING that, due 
to certain factors (which i don't particu- 
larly feel like mentioning), it might very 
well be the case that the removal of The 
Part Of The Column Which I May Not 
Mention and The Editorial Commentary 
Explaining That There Was A Part Of The 
Column Missing might give the long-suf- 
fering reader the notion that The Part Of 
The Column Which I May Not Mention 
was some type of rude and/or lascivious 
and /or generally improper commentary 
regarding the main squeeze of He Whom 
I Already Said I Did Not Feel Like Men- 
tioning, which, LET THE RECORD 
SHOW, was not the case. I AM INNO- 
CENT OF ALL WRONGDOING (except 
for kind of just being an ass)/.'/ INNO- 
CENT I SAY!!! I was going to apologize, 
but, then again, it's not my fault that other 
people (whom i may not mention) wanna 
ruck with my column, so the hell with it 
(and, naturally, because i am so goddamn 
crafty and persistent, i will just sneak The 
Part Of Last Month's Column Which I 
May Not Mention into this month's col- 
umn, in some sort of super-special secret 
agent man fashion which i can't get bust- 
ed for. YOU'LLNEVER TAKE CODYJAR- 
RETT ALIVE, COPPER!!! In a completely 
unrelated matter, i was just, talking to 
Zatanna the Sorceress, and she told me 
"Sanigav fo Callidac eht!" STRANGE, 
ISN'T IT, GEORGE MICHAEL DO- 
LENZ??? ...oh, all right, never mind, The 
Man isn't going to be fooled by such va- 
pid parlor trickery — i'm just going to 
wind up in more trouble, and with more 
stuff hacked out of my column, which, of 
course, if you buy into the theory that my 
column is my wing- wang, signifies a sym- 
bolic Bobbitting [at the very least, a demi- 
Bobbitting] of my oftTmaligned private 
parts, and who the hell needs additional 
penile downsizing [note: columnists re- 
cently received notice to submit 
penises...er...co/wwws of no longer than 
one-and-one-half pages, effective imme- 
diately] at a time like this? I mean, geez, 
what an outrage — i can only spend a 
page and a half whining about how i'm 
not allowed to use the phrase "th* C*d*ll*c 
*f V*g*n*s" instead of two pages! FEEL 



MY PAIN!!! FEEL MY PAIN!!! [actually, i 
would imagine that most of the anguish 
felt this month has been on the part of the 
hapless reader, caught in a veritable shit- 
storm of asterisks and Veiled References 
To Things Which I Can Not Mention and 
kooky backwards sorceress talk and the 
like. I can't help it. It's hotter than fuck 
and i had to take my shirt off and i can't 
think lucidly while bare chested, on ac- 
counta i get too engrossed in my own 
engrossing grossness. Further, i installed 
the Metal House™ screen windows in the 
Metal MRR Column Writing Room to- 
day, which, of course, implies a certain 
amount of curtain-opening {and other 
generally punk-unsanctioned acts of sun- 
light control treason), which, as fate would 
have it, caused sunlight to glare off my 
monitor screen in an unacceptably yucky 
fashion — which would, in most cases, 
suggest a timely 180-degree desk-spin 
(question: if drunken teenagers get bed- 
spins, do drunken office workers get 
deskspins? And what about drunken carn- 
ies who fall asleep on the Tilt-a- Whirl? Do 
they undergo queasy feelings that the 
ride is remaining stationary?) and that 
would be the end of it; however, whereas 
the Metal MRR Column Writing Room is 
also the Metal 12-Inch Vinyl Keeping 
Room, and said 12-inch vinyl is, with the 
exception of about a dozen albums, still 
swamped across virtually every square 
foot of the floor not actively utilized for 
the process of MRR Column Writing (with 
the one significant exception being, of 
course, the square footage used for the 
Honkerin' ((though non-metallic)) 12-Inch 
Vinyl Shelf that the 12-Inch Vinyl is not 
on) (yet) {see, the problem is, after a life- 
time of staunchly holding the line against 
alphabetization in the World Of 
Rock'n'Roll ((the recap of earlier writings 
on this matter being that alphabetization 
is an arbitrary order that has absolutely 
no relevance to rock'n'roll whatsoever 
[[with the sole exception being the one 
line in the song "Boulevard Bulldog" that 
mentions "alphabet lickin' at the Bamboo 
Curtain," which itself is merely a semi- 
crafty reference to the late visionary Sam 
Kinison's recipe for quality cunnilingus 
anyhow]] [[actually, no, there are two in- 
stances of the alphabet being relevant to 
rock'n'roll, the other involving a verse in 
that dippy Beatles song from Yellow Sub- 
marine that goes "A-B-C-D, can I bring my 
friend to tea?" Yeah, boy, REAL -FUCK- 
ING PUNK ROCK, that alphabet!]], and, 
as such, should not be imposed on things 
of a rock'n'roll nature [[i mean, fuckin'-A- 
thru-Z, munch the irony: The same Zodi- 
ac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction album 
that howls h 'DEFY THE LOGIC OF AL- 
PHABETS!!!" in its introductory spiel is 
routinely filed away alphabetically by clue- 



less music lovers — a sin no less insipid 
than that perpetrated by the Screeching 
Weasel devotees who fall all over them- 
selves attempting to the be the first on 
their block to own the band's new CD for 

Eurposes of learning all the words to the 
and's anti-compact-disc song before the 
next twit ({of course, being as his band 
name began with the last letter of the 
alphabet and all, i suppose Mr. Mind- 
warp had a bit of a vested interest in 
realignment of the status quo))]]. Nope, i 
got no respeck for people who alphabet- 
ize their records, on accounta i know, 
deep down, where it counts, they don't 
rock. Unless, of course, i find out that 
Heath from the Fells alphabetizes his 
records, in which case it must be okay)), i 
decided that, with my new house ((New- 
ly Uncovered Norb Metal House Fun 
Facts: I have found out that my residence 
is known as a Lustron™ brand home. 
2,498 of these little gems were manufac- 
tured in a converted aircraft hangar in 
Columbus, Ohio between 1948 and 1950, 
by an offshoot of the Chicago-based com- 
pany that made the metal wall panels for 
White Castle restaurants and Standard 
gas stations. They thought they could 
churn out 100 of these a day, but never 
wound up being able to produce more 
than 26 daily, hence couldn't turn a profit 
quickly enough to pay back their loans 
from the government on time, hence got 
foreclosed on, hence the people who in- 
vented the Rev. Norb Metal House died 
broke, disgraced, and insane. Kick ass!! !)), 
and new life, must come the dawning of a 
New World Order in my record collection 
— a veritable hostile NWO 12-inch take- 
over, hold the Bischoff. I mean, the one 
area where i was left vulnerable on this 
"no alphabetization" thing has always 
been the "well, how do you FIND stuff?" 
angle. Admittedly, taking a half-hour out 
of my life any time i want to find a partic- 
ular record is not the type of blazing effi- 
ciency that befits a gentleman of distinc- 
tion who spend his todays in yesterday's 
home of tomorrow. Some type of organi- 
zation seemed called for. Obviously, reg- 
ular loser alphabetization was, is, and 
always will be out of the question — 
however, in some sort of gaily spasmodic 
lightbulb-over-the-antler-helmet burst of 
serendipity, i decided that i could Get Shit 
Organized whilst remaining true to my 
punk rock convictions ((actually, it's not a 
crime if you don't get caught)) by simply 
alphabetizing my records in the manner of a 
typewriter keyboard. Eu-the-fuck-REEKA! 
Band names beginning with Z, X, C, V, B, 
N, and M would go on the bottom shelf; 
the ASDFGHJKL bands on the next shelf 
up, the QWERTYUIOP bands above them 
((note: Since "R" comes before "N," the 
Queers would precede Queen with this 



system; exactly how much anybody real- 
ly wants to have Freddy Mercury right 
behind them is a matter i dare not specu- 
late on)), and so forth ((which, of course, 
brings up the question of what records go 
on the fourth/ top shelf — the one that 
represents the row of keys for numerals 
and non-alphanumeric characters. Even 
pushing things so that Splash Four records 
got filed under "4," We Five records un- 
der "5," and Payola$ records under "$" 
[ [if i owned any Crass records, they would 
get filed under "@," but i'll have you 
know that point is quite moot, thank you] ], 
that shelf would be unacceptably barren 
[[i suppose i could toss the V/A shit up 
there, but who wants to put a bunch of 
shitty comp records on top of the real 
records anyway?]])). So.. iboughtall these 
plastic dividers, and printed up cool little 
black labels with white letters on them 
and laboriously taped all the labels on the 
dividers with clear packing tape and put 
all the dividers on the shelf in the right 
order and got about twelve records filed 
away when i decided that alphabetizing 
records really fucking sucks, i'll do it in like the 
year 2000 or something so now i'm com- 
pletely surrounded by a floor full of 12- 
inch vinyl), and it would take me about an 
hour to clear enough records out of here 
to allow me to spin this desk around so the 
sun doesn't glare on the monitor any more, 
so instead i just pulled down the Venetian 
blinds and closed 'em most-but-not-all of 
the way, so now, when i look at my reflec- 
tion in the monitor, i have all these excep- 
tionally punk rock looking light and dark 
stripes behind me, and i've been sitting 
here for the last two hours looking at my 
reflection in the monitor and making 
sneery faces and pretending i'm posing 
for a Registrators record cover and not 
really getting much of anything done. 
Pogo! Pogo! Pogo Machine! Actually, this 
was funnier when i still had my shirt on, 
never mind]). Anyway, anyway, anyway, 
that's not important. Alphabetizing your 
records isn't important, my column hav- 
ing to be shorter isn't important, my inter- 
view with Bob Andrews isn't even impor- 
tant (i just would've asked him questions 
about the three-minute long solo at the 
end of "Youth Youth Youth" until he hung 
up on me anyway). What IS important is 
that you go see Marky Ramone & The 
Intruders, should they breeze through 
your area. It isn't actually that imperative 
that you watch them, although i found 
them to be a bit better than their CD 
would indicate — but whatever you do, 
make sure — make absolutely goddamn cer- 
tain — that you bring this band out for an 
encore — and KEEP bringing them back 
for additional encores, until you have, by 
whatever means necessary (have the 
soundman secretly play cassettes of audi- 



ence sounds from the Beatles Shea Stadi- 
um appearance through the PA if need 
be), forced them to dig deep enough into 
the encore bullpen that they consent to 
perform their.. .ex. ..special rendition of "I 
Wanna Be Sedated" with MARKY ON 
VOCALS. You GOTTA see this, man. I 
had an opportunity to behold just such a 
spectacle when my band played in town 
with the Intruders and the Beatnik Ter- 
mites earlier this month ("WIG OUT with 
MARKY RAMONE & THE INTRUDERS" 
read the flyer. What asshole thought THAT 
one up???). It was simultaneously one of 
the lamest and greatest things i have ever 
seen in my life, ever. They got Reggie from 
the Termites to sit in on drums, and Marky, 
totally stiff, with his shoulders still all 
hunched up and his arms rigidly at his 
sides, stood in front of the stage and emo- 
tionlessly croaked along to "I Wanna Be 
Sedated" in his thick New Yawk accent. 
Twenny-twenny-twenny-fawh aiwahs ta go. 
I wanna be suh-dayted. I got nuthin' to do, I 
got nowheah ta go. I wanna be suh-dayted. 
Even his lyrics were, like, mere approxi- 
mations of the Real Deal (and y'd suspect 
he'd'a heard the song enough times to 
have the lyrics down in a slightly more 
finely-tuned fashion that was evident by 
his vocal delivery). As i watched from a 
chair behind the merch table, completely 
transfixed by this bizarre tableau sudden- 
ly unfolding before me, my friends began 
walking past me on their way out, shak- 
ing their heads in a combination of disbe- 
lief, disgust, and evilbemusement. "That's 
why you don't give the drummer the micro- 
phone" said one exiting patron; another 
indicated that we were perhaps witness- 
ing the lowest point of Punk Rock in all of 
recorded history. A third pointed out — 
quite accurately — that the scenario was 
far more evocative of some type of Satur- 
day Night Live type parody of a post-Ra- 
mones punk rock continuum than an ac- 
tual foray into legitimate punkitude, or 
legitimate anything, really. All this is true, 
yet — YET! — as if possessed by tasteless 
demonic forces far beyond mortal ken, i 
found myself not only not quietly jeering 
the band, but dancing the fucking Bart- 
man (such as i remember it from those 
halcyon days of 1991) on my chair, as 
Marky obliviously muttered on. It was 
fucking great. And the reason why it was 
fucking great was because it sucked. And 
the reason why it could suck and still be 
great was because it was SUPPOSED to 
suck. HE'S THE FUCKING DRUMMER, 
FOR CHRISESAKESH! WHEN THE 
DRUMMERS GET THE MICROPHONE, 
IT'S SUPPOSED TO SUCK!!! IT CAN'T 
NOT SUCK! !! If the drummer gets a hold of 
the microphone, and it doesn't suck, THE 
EARTH IS DOOMED!!! However, okay, 
mere fulfillment of the drummer-vocal 



suck-role doesn't automatically bestow 
greatness on the incident — if it did, one 
could, say, buy a Vice Squad or Exploited 
record, take it home, find out it sucks, and 
go "Wow, this record sucks, exactly as is right 
andproper! How great of it!", which would 
really be a drag. The reason that the Marky 
Vocal Suckness = Total Punk Rock Great- 
ness is because the Ramones were not 
only a. the best and most influential punk 
band of all time, but b. one of the (if not 
the) most un-punk, neo-rock punk bands 
ever invented. I mean, sure, other punk 
bands might've went on to make more 
money, sell more records, hire a bigger 
road crew, and generally get more ob- 
scenely bloated than the Ramones, but 
NO bands EVER whined as long and as 
loudly as the Ramones about how unjust it 
was they weren 't able to make as much money, 
sell as many records, hire as large a road crew 
and get as obscenely bloated as they felt they 
deserved to be. I mean, aw, geez, guys, i 
really feel for ya: it is a shame that piece-of- 
shit songs like "Poison Heart" don't go to 
#1, and therefore we only have to pay 
$22.50 to see you instead of the $34.50 you 
so richly deserve, where 's the justice in this 
world??? I mean, these guys oozed total 
subservience to the established Rock Star 
•ideology: We should be big stars. We should 
be big stars. No, I mean, REALLY REALLY 
big star s!Geddouttamyway,schmuckl — and, 
as such, would never do anything as 
fraught with Certain Suck as have the 
drummer sing an encore (badly) — in- 
stead opting to do things like have C.J. 
sing "Journey To The Center Of The Mind" 
by Ted Nugent & the Amboy Dukes and 
somehow maintaining that, impossibly 
enough, it didn 't suck. The fact that Marky 
probably a. was — somehow — totally 
unaware that him standing there like a 
goober groaning out a rib-tickling rendi- 
tion of "I Wanna Be Sedated" pretty much 
sucked (onpaper, anyway), and b. viewed 
the entire escapade as some sort of step- 

?ing stone to Great Wealth And Fame In 
he Rock Biz notwithstanding, i thought 
his version of "I Wanna Be Sedated" was, 
all things considered, tremendous, in that 
it reclaimed the legacy of the World's 
Greatest Punk Band, Emeritus, from the 
ROCK dimension, and spewed it back out 
for all and sundry to manhandle in the 
PUNK dimension, albeit in somewhat 
mutilated form (i also noticed that one of 
the stops on the band's tour is The Box, in 
Tyler, Texas. Hey, Marky! What's that dirt 
doin in the boss' hole???). Whilst, truth be 
told, i consider Mr. M. Ramone as the 
third dog in a three-dog race as regards 
Ramones drummers (although ill give 
him the benefit of the doubt vs. Clem 
Burke), let the record show that i officially 
approve of his new band, simply on the 
strength of "I Wanna Be Sedated" — oh, 



and the fact that they (seriously) dedicat- 
ed a song to my dick. Hey, it pays to 
advertise! 




THESE ARE THE DAYS 

The motherfuckin' DUCKY BOYS 
areback with a vengeance! The new GMM 
CD "Dark Days" is a fuckin' scorcher! The 
DUCKY BOYS are one of the stronger 
bands playing around today! The new 
CD starts off with a bang! In "These Are 
The Days", the DUCKY BOYS sing "Got 
up today with an aching head. I thanked 
the lord that I wasn't dead. Take each day 
as your last. Live it all the way into your 
past. Wake up. Seize the day, or you'll be 
asking how it slipped away... These are 
the days I'll look back to for my whole 
life." Great stuff! 

Besides the excellent new songs are 
several songs from last year's CD and 
1995's "I've Got My Friends," from the 
Flat Records compilation CD Boston vs. 
San Francisco that included the DROP- 
KICK MURPHYS, the REDUCERS and 
many more.The DUCKY BOYS are one 
of those punk rock bands that has an 
innate gut- feeling about rock n' roll as 
well as the songwriting abilities to con- 
vey the frustration about the difficulties 
of making ends meet for working class 
men and women. Pay attention to the 
DUCKY BOYS! These guys are going to 
escort you through the troubled times . If 
you've got punk rock and you've got 
camaraderie, you're going to survive this 
fucking mess! 

In addition to this fine GMM DUCKY 
BOYS CD release, you have a good 7" on 
GMM by the top-flight streetpunk band 
LAST YEAR'S YOUTH from St. Louis. 
This EP is called "Modern Living" and it 
contains some hard-bitten punk songs to 
destroy your delicate little world. In "Gone 
But Not Forgotten," Derek Bean writes 
(and sings): "...What it was like to be 
young - I'm not saying it all was fun - there 
were lessons to be learned. A new direc- 
tion is what I earned." In the title cut 
"Modern Living" LAST YEAR'S YOUTH 
sing: "Working all day, six days a week - 
Go home from work ain't got no shit to eat 
- Got no money, but I got a job - That's 
what it's like to be a dead-end yob. ..Don't 
know where I'm going, but I gotta go. 



Gotta rise above this stinking hole..." This 
band continues to put out good punk 
records and you will be hearing more 
from these guys. Contact LAST YEAR'S 
YOUTH at: P.O. Box 190183, St. Louis, 
MO 63119. 

THE TEMPLARS are poised to re- 
lease a full length on GMM and it has all 
the earmarks of being a success. The early 
demos illustrate how Carl and the TEM- 
PLARS have refined their sound and ar- 
rived at a recording technique they are 
pleased with. We are patiently waiting for 
"Phase Two" from the TEMPLARS. As 
you surely remember, Vulture Rock was 
a early supporter of of the TEMPLARS 
and has been loyal to them throughout. 

Boston's DROPKICK MURPHYS 
have an excellent EP out on TKO/Hellcat 
Records this month called "Curse of a 
Fallen Soul" with the great Al Barr scream- 
ing out the songs. This EP has two songs 
from the upcoming full length release 
"The Gang's All Here" on Hellcat, as well 
as two more originals on side two. One of 
the songs on side two is the raging punk 
anthem "On The Attack" which is the 
DROPKICK MURPHYS tribute to Boston 
hardcore. The bonus third song on side 
two is a cover of the great IRON CROSS 
song "You're a RebeP. The DROPKICK 
MURPHYS are stronger now than ever! It 
was extremely fortunate that the other 
singer quit - Al Barr is one of the most 
powerful streetpunk singers in the busi- 
ness and he is 100% committed to the kind 
of music and the kind of beliefs that the 
DROPKICK MURPHYS stand for. The 
streetpunk world welcomes Mr. Barr to 
the DROPKICK MURPHYS fold. Look 
for a split single featuring the DROPKICK 
MURPHYS and Germany's OXYMORON 
soon as a dual production of Flat Records 
(Boston, USA) and Knockout Records 
(Dinslaken, Germany). Look for the 
DROPKICK MURPHYS on tour in your 
town soon! 

Those bad men from Sonoma THE 
RANDUMBS have two good rercords out 
this month. Number one is called "Back 
from Sonoma," with a great parody of the 
ANGRY SOMOANS record cover. The 
songs on this fucker rock! You've got 
"Money Shot," right into "Noma Girl"- 
Good shit! On the back side you have 
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Turn "Punks, Skins and Herberts" 
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100 starts off pounding with "Fuck the 
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Filth". 

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out right now. The band is HEADCASE 
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This fucker starts out with the proper 
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can actually be paid to gleefully hurt peo- 
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pride." In "New Breed" the band says "If 
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now, oi!" To finish off HEADCASE cele- 
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ing" about trouble on the terraces. Over- 
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too many guitar leads on one or two songs . 
Order from: Pure Impact, PO Box 16, 1910 
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Those veterans of many campaigns 
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KRTMINALE has a new EP out. These 
Italian Skins have. been consistent with 
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actions. Included is one KLASSE KREMI- 
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food cover of "Angels With Dirty Faces" 
y SHAM 69. 

PRESSURE POINT and UNITED 
BLOOD have a good split EP out on Cold- 
front Records. The PRESSURE POINT side 
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the CLASH'S "Police On My Back"- very 
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n' Booze" is a good vehicle for Mike's 
extra-tough vocals. You better listen to 
this one! 

The UNITED BLOOD side has more fast- 
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performing "Crossfire" and a sped-up 
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THE GLORY STOMPERS from Can- 
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ple of these songs are quite memorable 
and would be appreciated by TEMPLARS 
fans amongst others. Give this a listen at 
your earliest convenience. 

The STEAM PIG from Ireland have 
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TOMORROW plays aggressive hardcore. 



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Keith Woundup has a rowdy split 
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hippies. On the "B" side you have the 
mighty HELLSTOMPER from Tennessee 
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The Confederacy of Scum. 

Billy Boy E La Sua Banda from Italy 
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= T.N.T." is fast punk with dramatic sing- 
ing and good guitar parts and is already 
into it's third pressing. The second single 
puts more emphasis on the rock n' roll 
elements including a cover of AC /DCs 
TNT. This band's sound probably im- 
proves as the pints of beer are consumed. 

THE BREWTS have thrown the 
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LP has some good songs. The opening 
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tough vocals with full guitar accompani- 
ment. The singer sings "You're in pris- 
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in the land of the free." The horns are 
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After four years together BOMB 
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bands arose from the ashes- HALF EMP- 
TY and THE VIRUS. We will wait to hear 
what music comes from these new groups . 

ALTERNAR ZINE from Sao Paulo, 
Brazil has come out with issue number 
two featuring interviews with DESMOND 
DEKKER, KLASSE KRIMINALE and the 
4-SKINS. This zine has eclectic tastes and 
includes many interviews with older tra- 
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Write to ALTERNAR ZINE at : C. Postal; 
1364, Sao Paulo, SP, CEP; 01059-970 BRA- 
SIL. 

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You know, there used to be a time 
when you could readily pick up a sincere 
underground music rag without having to 
wade thru miles and piles of faceless but- 
twipe. Now, thanks to the advent of easy to 
use desktop publishing tools, any doofus 
with nothing to say and half a mind to say 
it can feel free to waste our precious re- 
sources, like trees, on poor attempts at 
arranging words into sentences and dull, 
canned graphics. It is enough to make even 
the most dense fascist's argument against 
Freedom of the Press and D.I.Y. empower- 
ment seem all too palatable to the staunch- 
est liberal. That is not to say that all or most 
zines are filled with nothing but empty 
reading calories, but that truly worthwhile 
ones are usually issued infrequently and 
don't last past a handful of issues. What 
this does is make it harder for a record 
label to keep an ongoing relationship with 
a zine in regards to advertising, review 
promos, gig guest lists, etc. No one wants 
to send promos that will never get re- 
viewed and pay for ads that may or may 
not materialize, yet this happens time and 
time again. One such time after purchas- 
ing an ad that was supposed to run within 
two month's time, the editor decided to up 
and disappear, leaving no forwarding 
number. Out of nowhere, the zine eventu- 
ally shows up one year later featuring my 
now outdated ad. At least one or more of 
the distros listed as having my label had 
been dumped on very bad terms, while 
newer ones I had started to deal with were 
not listed along with a handful of new 
releases. They then call me, thinking that I 
might like to purchase another ad!?! Any- 
how, all of us fuck up sometimes 'cus 
nobody is perfect, though this does not 
give you free reign to ask for money with- 
out having any intention of finishing what 
you have started. One person I can always 
count on to never try to shaft anyone in 
such a manner is Al Quint from Suburban 
Voice Fanzine. Over the years, Suburban 
Voice has always been consistent in its 
ability to stand up as a quality read. The 
review section is done by someone who 
knows their tunes and never seems har- 
assed, which impresses the hell out of me 
as a person running a label and as someone 
who has done numerous reviews myself. 
To top it all off, in the latest issue, Al has 
included, along with the zine, a CD comp 



with the likes of Justice League, AOD, 
COC, Jerry's Kids, Stretch Marks, Nine 
Shocks Terror, etc., which is enough to 
make me more than a little envious. So, 
without further hoopla, here is one of the 
nicest, most honest, helpful and dedicated 
people I know: Al Quint of Suburban Voice. 

B: I've always considered your music 
reviews to be fairly accurate and well in- 
formed. Are there tips you could give to 
younger reviewers out there to help them to 
write better reviews, as they probably don't 
have the amount of musical knowledge and 
history under their belts as yourself? 

A: Thanks. My first bit of advice is to 
ignore the press releases that labels send 
you because it might be tempting to just 
parrot what's on there, as I've seen done by 
many reviewers, both in zines and the 
mainstream rock press. They're useful for 
background info, if you need it, but don't 
read it until after you write the review, if at 
all. The way I handle reviews isn't the 
same for every album. Sometimes I can 
write it on one or two listens, sometimes it 
takes several plays at different times to get 
a feel for an album or decide whether I like 
it or not. The toughest reviews are "mid- 
dling" records - those that don't elicit a 
strong response one way or another. What 
I try to convey in a review is, first, trying to 
put into words the musical sound of the 
band and, also, the emotions conveyed by 
both the music and lyrics. Lyrics are defi- 
nitely an important variable to consider in 
reviews - not 100% of the time, but I dopay 
attention to what a band has to say. Labels 
that send out pre-release packages with- 
out lyrics or artwork are doing their bands 
and writers a disservice, so I don't review 
those sorts of packages anymore. As for 
musical knowledge, it's an ongoing pro- 
cess. I suppose I have an advantage, being 
well into my 30 's, that I've been listening to 
music for over three decades and, also, 
spent a pathetic adolescence in my room, 
devouring music reference books! Young- 
er writers mive a lot of history to deal with, 
having not experienced the older music as 
it came out. Try to learn about the music's 
roots as much as you can. Listen to stuff 
from the 50's thru now, as much as time/ 
resources allow it. Check out your parents' 
or older brother's /sister's music collec- 
tions. It gives you a point of reference and 
a sense of the music's continuity. When 
writing a review, I jot down thoughts as 
they come to mind. Try to express why or 
why not the record didn't appeal to you. 
Labels tend to bombard zines with a glut of 
releases - don't feel obligated to review 
every single piece of music you receive. 
Concentrate on those that stand out for 
good or bad. Spend more time doing fewer 
reviews than half-assing all of them. (I 
should talk - my review section is out of 
control!) 



B: I've heard from numerous people 
that it is much harder to get paid by a 
distributor for a zine than it is a record or 
CD, to the point where you have to put a 
new issue out to get paid for the old one. 
Does it ever end up where you waste a lpt 
of your time just trying to get paid? 

A: I've had my share of difficulties 
getting paid from distributors, both large 
and small, on occasion. It hasn't been a 
major problem in recent years for SV, but 
I've heard the horror stories. It's probably 
harder for zines 'cause they only nave one 
item to sell, a zine, whereas a label that 
puts out several items a year or on a more 
frequent basis might have a little more 
"leverage" with distributors. I always put 
60 day billing on most of my open ac- 
counts, but few pay within that period. 
I've accepted it as part of the "game" that 
I'll get paid when I put out a new issue. If 
a distro falls more than one invoice be- 
hind, I won't sell them the new issue until 
they make good on their debt. Keep good 
records. Keep a copy of every invoice you 
send to a distributor. Keep track of when 
you called them. Be persistent. It can defi- 
nitely be a pain in the ass at times. 

B: Have you found that your circula- 
tion/sales have risen any with the inclu- 
sion of a 7" or CD with your zine? 

A: Definitely. It doubled my sales. 
The current SV (#41) with the CD is going 
to be the best-selling issue I've ever had. 
For one thing, it opens up your zine to a lot 
more overseas sales because, even if they 
can't understand a word of it, they still 
want the music. It was a happy accident - 
Billy Rubin from Haywire approached me 
in 1989 about including a split 7" with his 
band and Left Insane to include with issue 
#28. They paid for the pressing. Blackout 
Records split the cost of a Sheer Terror/ 
Crawlpappy 7" with me for #29. With #30, 
I started coordinating the 7"s myself, se- 
lecting the bands, etc., and while it's nail- 
biting time when waiting for tapes to show 
up, including music with the zine was the 
smartest thing I ever did. I do think, though, 
that including samplers paid for by bands 
or labels, with mostly-released material, is 
lame. I appreciate the bands giving me 
their work for a payment of copies of the 
zine and record. I don't want money from 
them - I make enough on ads and copy 
sales. They're doing me the favor. 

B: There seems to be a large amount of 
rather skimpy new zines popping up out 
there with weak, two sentence reviews, a 
lame editorial, an interview with a band or 
two that has nothing to put across other than 
"we're wacky" and way too many ads. What 
do you think is causing this glut of identical 
pulp "punk" zines? Could it be too easy 
access to desktop publishing software? An 
overinflated sense of easy money to be had? 
And/or the fact that some record labels feel 




the urge to place an ad in every crappy 
waste of dead trees that comes out? 

A: Boy is that a loaded question! Talk 
about leading the subject... but your state- 
ments are probably true. Personal com- 
puters are as common as TV sets now - 
software is a lot more accessible. Labels are 
willing to throw ad money at zines for 
coverage - the old "interview our bands 
and we'll buy ads" or "give us a free ad and 
we'll send you CDs" routine and many of 
these zines do just that. There's certainly a 
cookie-cutter quality about many zines out 
there. I admit, my format isn't that unique/ 
original - my contents seldom deviate from 
letters, editorial columns, interviews and 
record reviews. I have a shitload of ads in 
the zine, but it's usually only about 25% of 
the zine's contents. I do try to make the 
content interesting and put some effort 
into the writing. That's why it takes so 
fucking long for each issue to come out. I 
think a lot of zines interview the same 
bands because they have them foisted on 
them by the labels or because they' lack 
imagination. Does the world need yet an- 
other Descendents or Bouncing Souls in- 
terview? Sure, I sometimes interview bands 
that are well-covered elsewhere, but it's 
because I have an interest in them. I do 
want to tell you a funny anecdote. A few 
months ago, I got a press package from 
Ozzy Osbourne's publicist. It was a 
"canned" interview they sent out to zines 
to print. I found that humorous, but also 
insulting that they'd think my zine is go- 
ing to act as an adjunct to their publicity 
department. And anyone who would re- 
print such fluff isn't doing their job, either. 
What's the fucking point? 

B: What is the difference between an 
OK zine and a great zine? How much do 
you think that the editor's and writer's 
own personalities affect this? 

A: I think personality is what makes 
a great zine. Something creative, whether 
it's probing interviews, well written/re- 
searched editorials or even something hu- 
morous and off-the-wall, done in an orig- 
inal manner. Where I can tell, it's a labor of 
love, an expression of passion for some- 
thing, whether it's an ideological bent or 
musical form. When you can tell they're 
doing it for those reasons and not just to 
make money or get free CDs or as some 
sort of status-climbing. If it makes me laugh, 
holds my interest, gets me angry or makes 
me want to learn more about something, 
then that's the mark of a great zine. 

B: Are there things that a record label 
can do to piss you off, so as to make you not 
want to deal with them or review their 
releases? 

A: Besides the aforementioned ad- 
vance-type packages? Oh yeah. Constant- 
ly calling me and badgering me about a 
review. Some of these labels call four and 



five times to see if I've reviewed some- 
thing or if it's published yet. I even get calls 
about whether I got fucking press releases. 
And I don't like being put on the spot 
when they ask me whether I liked some- 
thing or not - but I don't bullshit them. I tell 
them point blank when I think something 
sucks. There are so many people out there 
in the "biz" who I send zines to, who still 
have no fucking clue what SV is about - 
read the damn thing. You'll realize that it's 
a punk zine and I don't want to review 
your latest techno or alt-rock band. Don't 
get me wrong, there's nothing better than 
getting a mind-blowing record or CD in 
the mail and I appreciate the bands and 
small labels that respect my zine enough to 
want to send me review materials. These 
are the folks I want to deal with, that I enjoy 
hearing from. It's a "community" I still 
enjoy feeling I'm a part of. But many of 
these label and professional music busi- 
ness people drive me up a wall, some- 
times. I got sick of the "schmooze" thing 
years ago - the machinations of the music 
industry and I've tried to get back to my 
roots - covering punk and hardcore music 
and whatever else I like and- not doing it 
with regard to what's "trendy" or whatev- 
er the industry is foisting on the press. 

B: What are some of the measures 
you take to make it easier for the print shop 
that runs off your zine to do their job? 

A: Putting numbers on the back of 
each page to ensure continuity (Important, 
since I don't have regular page numbers.). 
It's all about quality control. I check the 
proofs before it goes to press and make 
sure, first, the pages are in order and that 
they look good. It means a couple of extra 
two-hour round trips to my printer in New 
Hampshire, but it makes a big difference. 
I think it's better to deal with someone 
relatively local because you can have more 
hands-on involvement in the process. I 
realize that's not always possible for some- 
one doing a zine in East Bumf uck, but if it's 
possible and affordable, stay local. Also, 
you save on shipping! 

B: Besides its national /international 
appeal, your mag seems to have a strong 
localized flavor as well. Has your localized 
fanbase helped greatly to keep you afloat? 
As dumb as this question may sound, how 
important is it to have both a local and 
national/international readership? 

A: I really don't know. To be honest, 
I think my zine is sometimes better known 
in other parts of the country, like NY / NJ or 
California, than in Boston and New En- 
gland. But that's changed somewhat in the 
last few years, as I've gotten re-involved 
with the local scene again. I think it's im- 
portant to pay attention to what's going on 
in your area. I've been neglecting that in 
the interview department, but one of the 
next issues will have an almost exclusively 



local flavor. There are a lot of good local 
bands that I want to make people outside 
the area aware of. But, as parochial as it 
sounds (and Bostonians are notoriously 
parochial!), I love this area. I wouldn't 
want to live anywhere else and I suppose 
my affinity for it influences the zine, some- 
what. But I'm not so parochial that I blind- 
ly support any band just because they're 
from here. Truth be told, there aren't all 
that many local bands that I find palatable 
right now. I can't think of much, outside of 
the punk/hardcore/garage realm. That 
wasn't always the case. 

B: I know from experience that some 
bands will agree to an interview or even 
request that you do one with them, and 
then proceed to answer all of your ques- 
tions with short, one sentence replies. Are 
there any tricks you can share for getting a 
band to be more responsive and open up? 
Does it matter whether you interview them 
before or after their show, when quite pos- 
sibly they are tired out and looking to head 
out? 

A: I've said this before. Of all the 
things I do for the zine, interviews are my 
least favorite. It's not that I don't want to 
meet bands, but I sometimes have a hard 
time coming up with questions or getting 
a good flow going. Some bands I don't 
interview because I have no fucking idea 
what I'd ask them. But I guess the best 
advice I can offer is to be prepared. Try to 
write out some questions ahead of time - 
get beyond the typical "influences/band 
history" thing or letting things just get too 
silly. But that's only a starting point. Don't 
stick to a script. I try to get a conversational 
mode going. I try to find out the motiva- 
tion behind the music - why are they doing 
this? What's on their mind? Try to make it 
more of a conversation - a chat, instead of 
a rigid Q&A session. I like to do my inter- 
views before the show because, as you 
said, the band might be tired out afterward 
and, also, I usually like to leave right after 
the show, myself. I want to get the stress of 
doing the interview over with, so I can 
enjoy their set without thinking, "What 
the hell am I going to ask them?" And 
besides, if something does come up that I 
didn't ask them before the show, I can 
always ask them a few more questions 
afterward. 

B: I'm sure you must have experi- 
enced what's known as "writer's block" at 
least once in your zine's history. Is there 
anything that you do, specifically, to break 
through or navigate around said block- 
age? 

A: Hmmm... I don't know how to 
answer that. Nothing's coming to mind. 
Tee-hee... Sorry, bad joke. Yeah, I definite- 
ly go through days or periods of time 
when I can't think as creatively as I'd like. 
I take a break and try to come back to it. 



Record reviews become cumbersome be- 
cause the music isn't inspiring me (too 
many same-sounding records) or I'm tired . 
Sometimes, though, it just flows and that's 
when you should keep going as long as 
you can. I think a big cup of iced coffee 
helps me. Seriously! When I'm on a caf- 
feine jag in the morning, my writing seems 
to improve. I guess that wouldn't be any 
good for the straight-edge folks who es- 
chew caffeine, though. 

B: Now for the most important ques- 
tion of all: Has anyone ever tried to kick 
your ass after you gave their band a bad 
review? 

A: Amazingly, no! I've gotten calls 
from some bands who were upset with 
reviews. When I first started the zine, Stran- 
glehold once called me collect to complain 
about a review I didn't even write (one of 
my writers did) ! And, last year, Toby from 
H20 seemed ready to jump down my throat 
about a review of their album when I met 
him, until he realized it was Jim from 
Jersey Beat who wrote the negative review 
(Hey Jim, watch your back!). The only 
trouble I ever had was when I wrote some 
stuff about a small contingent of neo-Nazi 
boneheads in Boston in the mid-80's and 
they threatened me at a show, but nothing 
came of it. Good thing. I haven't been in a 
fight in 16 years, except when my ex-part- 
ner, in a record store I co-owned, took a 
swing at me a few years ago! Thanks for 
the interview. Now for the shameless plug! 
The latest issue of Suburban Voice is #41 
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pages and includes a 33 track CD of mostly 
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Punk is confrontational. I just got 
back from touring the West Coast with 
Bread and Circuits- a band I play drums 
in, Seein' Red (Holland), Yaphett Kotto, 
and Former Members of Alfonsin. About 



fifteen people traveled in 4 different vans / 
cars. A few weeks before we left for tour, 
a good friend of mine from San Diego 
committed suicide. I did not want to go 
on tour. I did not want to do anything that 
had to do with punk/hardcore music. 
Eric Allen was 23 years old when he took 
his life. This is not a column about him or 
about why he did what he did. I can say 
that going on tour was definitely a weird 
thing at first. I felt guilty for not having 
kept in touch with Eric as much as I had in 
the past. We were in two bands together 
(Eric played guitar for Struggle and Swing 
Kids). We were close. What the fuck 
happened? 

I remember thinking about how most 
of our relationship was based on music. 
Although we knew each other from high 
school, most of the time we spent together 
was either on tour, practicing, and record- 
ing. Almost everything dealt with music. 
Is this how I want to base my relation- 
ships with my band members? With the 
other folks on this last tour? Just what are 
"the kids" about? While on tour, I found 
myself trying to connect with folks on 
other levels other than music. I remember 
when Eric and I used to go to protests 
together. He was a working class kid who 
hated this country but could only express 
himself though his music. I think Eric 
related with many of the same problems 
that other kids in San Diego, CA have 
dealt with: going from a highly political 
punk/hardcore scene in the early 90's to a 
tight pants/fashion meaningless, apoliti- 
cal scene. 

Touring with people like Olav, Paul, 
and Jos from Seein' Red (Holland), defi- 
nitely encouraged me to continue to be an 
activist and continue to play and be part 
of a larger punk/hardcore "community." 
These are some old cats! Having been 
active in anti-Fascist movements in Eu- 
rope, Olav, Paul, and Jos talked about 
many different political activities through- 
out their shows. This is inspiring. Ihaven't 
seen many bands talk about politics as 
much as them lately. And not just any 
politics, but specifically communist ide- 
ology. 

One of the things that influenced my 
interest in communism at age 14 was how 
confrontational it was to the status quo. 
My high school teachers hated whenever 
I talked about how capitalism was fucked 
up and that in fact, there was an alterna- 
tive to that sort of system. I still believe 
this. I also believe that art and culture is a 
powerful weapon for social change but 
that alone will not overthrow capitalism 
and imperialism worldwide. We need 
more than just punk rock shows, zines 
like these (MRR), and even punk benefits 
for social causes. 

Throughout the tour, I was able to 



talk to many different people who want- 
ed information on a video I had been 
showing. The video, "New World Bor- 
der," a 36-minute documentary I helped 
make with Casey Peek, deals with the 
militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border 
and how border activists have been fight- 
ing back. This was a good way of getting 
people hooked up to local organizations 
who are doing work around issues facing 
immigrants and refugees. It felt good to 
have other people like Jos promote music 
and politics. Loud in-your-face-music 
and words about resistance. 

A friend from Santa Barbara told me 
that she liked our music but that she espe- 
cially appreciated what we had to say in 
between songs. She said that we were 
inspirational. This meant a lot to me since 
a few weeks earlier I was really question- 
ing my involvement in hardcore. Some- 
times I feel like we forget that our band 
members, our friends, whoever; we for- 
get that we as people need others at times. 
Eric was not in a band, he was no longer 
straight edge, he no longer went to shows, 
but did that mean that he was no longer 
important? I'm not saying people did not 
try and help him, but, I guess I feel that 
outside of talking about what new records 
or what new bands to check out; the punk / 
hardcore "scene" has become centered 
around music. 

Going on this tour /trip reminded 
me a lot about why I got into punk/ 
politics in Jr. High School. I know this is 
a short and weird column but many things 
recently made me think about why I do 
what I do in the hardcore scene . Thanks to 
everyone who shared their homes, food, 
and most importantly their thoughts. 



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losing interest and moving to next col- 
umn}) 

And now (as though I hadn't prob- 
lems enough) comes a man accusing me 
(although not directly) of rather constant 
self-promotion given my privileged (in- 
sert throat clearing onomatopoeia (hey, I 
almost spelled "onomatopoeia" right on 
the first try ! Ain't I fucking grand !} along 
the lines of "hmmk, hmrnk" here) posi- 
tion at this fine (well tol'able, at any rate) 
periodical which no one seems asinine 
enough to take seriously although many 
assume that everyone else is dumb 



enough so to do. 

Sa\d party of the first part being 
upset at aspersions I had cast on his corn- 
rocket (speaking of which, does anyone 
know the details of the free lunch for life 
at Casa Sanchez with every Cornrocket 
Kid tattoo deal? Just wondering.) Span- 
ish castle pipe dream of Record Busi- 
ness-dom by way of illustrating a sorely 
needed lesson to many impressionable 
youngsters who will probably nonethe- 
less go ahead and overextend themselves 
in the Indie Record Sweepstakes. 

And so, yes, I do indeed put out 
records (were I to actually be so tacky as 
to engage in shameless self-promotion I 
would mention {actually, I would trum- 
pet, often) the Repent family of "labels"), 
sir. Not surprisingly, I tend to hold in 
esteem the bands whose music I've put 
out in one or another form; after all. I put 
out records that I think should exist (for 
whatever cockamamie reason). That's 
why I do it, motherfucking saint that I 
am; not for money (what with a good 
number of red ink releases, distributors 
stiffing me, not to mention [though I am] 
other distributors paying late enough 
that the time value I lose in my so called 
"investment" (in the sense that lighting 
cigars with hundred dollars bills could 
be considered an "investment"} makes 
even some of the black ink releases less 
financially rewarding than a 12 month 
high-interest CD, it would take an even 
greater idiot than me to do it for the 
money), not for the prestige of having a 
pissapenny operation which I could pre- 
tend was some sort of real business or 
even being associated with the cool and 
happening bands (my preference is for 
putting out ground breaking material 
that would otherwise not see the light of 
day {I must say with due modesty and 
not a bit of SHAMELESS SELF-PROMO- 
TION - I reckon not!}, such as the first 
records by Loli & the Chones, the Titans 
(OK, they'd had space on comps by the 
time I put their single out), Snowman 
and the Thunderous Staccato, and the 
Have-Nots {but anon; this is not the ad- 
vertisement, which appears elsewhere 
this issue, and I would not wish to break 
my oath against SHAMELESS SELF- 
PROMOTION}), although I tend to re- 
gard them as cool and happening and at 
times others share (or come to share) my 
view. 

But even more satisfying (in my 
Miltonic justification) to me is putting 
out the likes of the transcenden tally stu- 
pid straight to Loserville gunk such as 
the Galactic Blasters EP and the Vulca- 
neers LP (sales of both suffering from 
NASA cutbacks, no doubt, but that's just 
a couple more boxes I'll have when fu- 
ture collector geeks offer to drop big 



wads of Intergalcti-cred Units), despite 
both of the aforementioned breaking up 
on the verge of its release and thusly 
guaranteeing a lack of financial satisfac- 
tion. Interestingly enough (if not, I'm 
afraid it will have to do), the Vulcaneers 
LP is the most flagrant case of shameless 
self-promotion in which I've engaged 
(and fat lot of good it did) but one of 
which I regard myself as npnculpable. 

Among the many impish (shame- 
less elf-promotion?) tricks of beloved 
former leader Tim Yo (uneulogized at his 
request) was his repeatedly assigning 
me to review records which I had, my- 
self, put out (as well as suggesting that I 
give space in this column to a record on 
which I appeared). "Tim," I would ob- 
ject, "I'd feel ever so tacky doing this." 
The basic thrust of his reply was general- 
ly that I should believe in what I produce 
strongly enough to be unconcerned with 
how foolish I might appear for having to 
stoop to S.S.P., which is a point of view 
that certainly has merit but nonetheless 
did not dissuade me from exchanging 
assignments with another reviewer. 

Came the day that I found myself 
assigned to review the Vulcaneers LP, I 
also received an angry letter from the fan 
of an extremely lame instrumental group 
who considered me too musically igno- 
rant to be worthy of reviewing records, 
as I failed to mention the pedigree of the 
members of that extremely lame instru- 
mental group (bringing to mind the story 
of Oscar Levant's conversation with some 
Hollywood mogul after the screening of 
a film produced by the mogul, para- 
phrased thusly; MOGUL: What did you 
think? LEVANT: I think it stinks. 
MOGUL: Who are you to think it stinks? 
LEVANT: Who do I have to be to think it 
stinks?). 

Angry letters along the lines of "You 
said that our record, which we recorded, 
produced and put out ourselves (D.I.Y.), 
was lame. This is wrong. Our record, 
which we recorded, produced and put 
out ourselves (D.I.Y.) is great. Please 
rectify your error." are an accustomed 
hazard hereabouts, but there was some- 
thing annoying enough about that mi- 
nuscule missive to get my goat to rise to 
the challenge of ego-overcoming. 

I'm not certain that the band or the 
record were necessarily well-served by a 
review in which I spouted off why I had 
put out the record and contrasting it to 
the evil forces of naboobbery with which 
I felt at war, but I felt as though I had to 
prove something (although it's no doubt 
obvious that I've never been certain just 
what). 

And that's the story of how I have 
used my position in the many-tentacled 
cabal that is MRR to further my own 



Freemasonic ambitions (next stop; the 
White House). I am hoping that my 
confession in this shameful affair will 
undercut any attempts to make me look 
bad and cry. 

Speaking of making me cry, I would 
like to plug the zine Deviated Prevert 
(8033 Sunset Blvd, Suite #982; Holly- 
wood, CA 90046), which is not only in- 
formative but highly entertaining, espe- 
cially the tale of video rental shop drudg- 
ery that is on a level with Cometbus. It 
also has a smartly delicious interview 
with Mr. Eric Oblivian! 

Gxis la! 



TO THE WLLWNWW 



A New Mexico man pleaded no contest 
to charges that he swindled $15,000 out 
of 12 people by selling them "California 
Red Superworms" which he claimed ate 
nuclear waste. He sojd the worms for 
$500 for 4 pounds. The promotional bro- 
chure enticed buyers into the "easier job 
ever!" That being the use of the worms as 
breeders to grow more worms that in the 
future the buyers could in turn sell to the 
United States government for use at the 
government's nuclear waste repository 
near Carlsbad, New Mexico. 
The St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in 
Muskogee, Oklahoma, used a wrecker to 
remove a 2,000-pound 5-foot-tall head- 
stone from the burial plot of "Diamond" 
Dayne Henry because a priest objected to 
the marker's engravings of silhouettes of 
naked women, tumbling die and a royal 
flush poker hand, along with the inscrip- 
tion, "This Is the Only Game I Didn't 
Win. I Did It My Way." Henry is still 
alive and living in Brazil where he is a 
fugitive from federal tax evasion charg- 
es. He said that he would take legal ac- 
tion to have the stone returned. 
Two Illinois men using firecrackers to 
fish in Fox Lake, accidentally sunk their 
boat. One man had thrown an M-250 
firecracker (equivalent to a quarter-stick 
of dynamite) into the lake to kill fish 
when a wind gust blew their 14-foot alu- 
minum boat over the firecracker. The 
blast punched a hole in the boat's bot- 
tom, sinking it. One of the two men 
drowned in the incident. 
In June a 47-year-old Kentucky man was 
shot in the head by his best friend after 
asking the friend to shoot a can of beer off 
of the top of his head. Police said that the 



CPl**rV£ 



two had been drinking prior to the inci 
dent which took place in a parking lot. 
The friend was charged with felony as- 
sault. 

The mayor of Parana, Brazil, Elcio Berti, 
is giving away the male impotency drug 
Viagra in an attempt to boost the town's 
population and make it eligible for more 
federal aid. 

Police in Potsdam, Germany, discovered 
the preserved dead body of a man found 
sitting in a chair in front of his television 
set. The man, dead for four years, lived in 
the attic apartment of an unoccupied 
house and was never reported missing. 
Police said he died of natural causes. 
In June Israel agreed to exchange 75 Leb- 
anese prisoners for the corpse of an Israe- 
li soldier killed in south Lebanon. The 
pro-Syrian militia reportedly held part 
of the soldier's body while the rest was 
being held by the rival Lebanese Shi'ite 
militia Hezbollah. Israel was also report- 
edly returning 40 Lebanese corpses as 
part of the deal. 

Thomas Thompson, 43, convicted rapist 
and murderer, was executed by lethal 
injection in San Quentin in July. For his 
last meal Thompson ordered Alaskan 
king crab legs with melted butter, spin- 
ach salad, pork fried rice, porkribs, choc- 
olate sundae and Coke. 
A shooting at a California county fair in 
July that injured eight people started 
when two men got into a fight over a 
prize at a carnival game. The two simul- 
taneously won a game requiring them to 
toss a miniature basketball through a 
small hoop. Each man demanded the 
plush Tweety Bird doll prize of which 
there was only one. One man pulled a 
gun and started shooting. 
According to Discovery magazine, a girl- 
friend of New Age guru Frederick Lenz, 
said that he killed himself in April be- 
cause he could not get over the 1996 
death of his favorite pet dog Vayu, a 
Scottish terrier. Lenz planned the suicide 
weeks in advance, hoarded Valium tab- 
lets and on the appointed day fed the 
drug to his two remaining dogs, took 150 
himself and gave 50 to his girlfriend. He 
also put Vayu's dog collar around his 
neck. The two then jumped into the wa- 
ter off his Long Island estate but the 
girlfriend washed ashore and survived. 
Three members of Wernher von Braun's 
original German rocket team, Max 
Nowak, 89, and Albert Schuler, 83, both 
of Huntsville, Alabama, and Heinrich 
Paetz, 88, of Grant, Alabama, died dur- 
ing the second week of July in Alabama. 
Nowak died Tuesday the 7th, Paetz died 
Thursday the 9th and Schuler died Fri- 
day the 10th, all three of natural causes. 
I The three men worked with von Braun in 
Germany to develop the V-l and V-2 



rockets during World War II and after 
the war worked in the United States for 
the Army, developing the U.S. rocket 
program, and later for NASA. 
Animal control officers raided a house in 
Poquoson, Virginia, in July and rescued 
97 animals living inside. Animal control 
officers charged a 59-year-old man with 
animal cruelty charges. Floors of the two- 
story house were rotted through with 
urine and covered with feces. The count 
of animals was 4 chickens, 23 rabbits, 37 
dogs, 25 puppies, 7 cats and one rooster. 
Grandpa Al Lewis, famous for his per- 
formance as "Grandpa Munster" on the 
1960s television show "The Munsters," is 
running for governor of New York state 
this year as the nominee of the Green 
Party. The group originally wanted 
Lewis's name to appear on the ballot as 
"Al Grandpa Munster Lewis" but that 
exceeded state law allowing only names 
shorter than 15 letters. 
A Rhode Island man was sentenced to 40 
years in prison for shooting his neighbor 
three times with a shotgun in a dispute 
over a hedge. The two men, friends from 
childhood, were lifelong neighbors who 
both gardened, sometimes together. 
However, their friendship ended two 
years prior to the 1994 killing when the 
shooter snipped the victim's hedge with- 
out permission. In the 1994 incident, ac- 
cording to the prosecutor, "Ron [the vic- 
tim] went out to work on the hedges, and 
he [the killer] apparently wasn't too hap- 
py about that. 

A robbery of a Payless shoe store in Costa 
Mesa, California in June went wrong 
from the beginning. The 26-year-old rob- 
ber handed a clerk a note reading, "Put 
the money in the bag" with the word 
"bag" crossed out and the word "box" 
written next to it. The clerk put $75 in the 
box and triggered a silent alarm. When 
the robber saw police outside the store he 
tied up the clerk and dialed 911 claiming 
to be a customer in the store and a wit- 
ness to the robbery. He dialed 911 a sec- 
ond time minutes later to say that he was 
the robber, he had a gun, and he wanted 
to make a deal. Then, minutes later, he 
called police a third time to apologize, 
say that he did not have a gun, and that 
he wanted to surrender. Police later not- 
ed that the robber wore a bandana but 
apparently forgot to pull it up over his 
face. 

Kohnt's latest book, written ivith Ro- 
land Sweet, is Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest, 
published by Penguin USA and available in 
bookstores everywhere. Please send all cor- 
roborating evidence from your town 's news- 
paper (with the paper 's name and the date the 
article appeared please) to me at: Strange 
Daze, PO Box 25682, Washington, DC 
20007. 



Brian Zero 



There is something strange about 
being in a car crash. When it happens, 
everything seems to slow down, the mo- 
ment becoming frozen, apart from any 
sense of the movement of time. For me, 
the largest car accident that I have ever 
been involved in occurred in the summer 
of 1987; and in that frozen moment, I 
have found a metaphor for an even great- 
er crash, the sort that occurs when one's 
ideals collide hard with reality's truth, 
where one road ends and another begins. 
Just like everybody else, punks in 
the 1980's attached symbolic importance 
to their cars. Since being punk meant 
being highly visible, whatever one drove 
needed to attract attention. Perhaps noth- 
ing would have stood out more than a 
bright pink AMC Gremlin, but such a 
vehicle did not fit into the punk aesthetic 
of the time, an aesthetic which mixed the 
idea of being at war against society with 
various rebel imagery from popular cul- 
ture. This produced clothing and behav- 
ior that could best be described as a blend 
of punk, the military, and Fonzi from 
Happy Days. At every show, people 
pledged their allegiance against the con- 
formity of mainstream culture by wear- 
ing nearly identical uniforms, uniforms 
that seemed to be always based around 
leather jackets and combat boots. Natu- 
rally, in accordance with such battle fa- 
tigues, the vehicles we owned needed to 
be ready for combat; in short, tanks. Since 
we couldn't buy these, we had to settle 
for the next best thing, the 1960's road 
car, a highly effective killer. 

When I first became involved in 
punk, the uniform meant little to me. I 
wore funky cloth pants, Chinese flaps, 
and an old denim jackets from the hippy 
days, complete with a smiling sun em- 
broidered on the back. I was what people 
in the scene often referred to as a "peace 
punk." 

As I stated in my last column, how- 
ever, the 1980's were not a time of peace, 
and if you looked different from what 
society deemed "normal," you were 
thought of as the "the enemy": you were 
always under the threat of attack from a 
wide assortment of tyrants. In this type 
of atmosphere, I soon gravitated away 
from a less aggressive looking appear 



ance and towards the more militant aes- 
thetic of the scene. I wore my hair in blue 
liberty spikes, put studs all over my den- 
im jacket, removed the hippie sun, and 
replaced my Chinese flaps with steel toe 
boots made from naugahyde. I became 
armored, and when the time arrived for 
me to buy a car, I found a real war ma- 
chine. 

My first car was a white 1968 four 
door Chrysler "New Port." Besides be- 
ing a monster, a vehicle that other people 
would steer clear of on the freeway, it 
was my ticket to freedom. Because of it, I 
could drive to Sacramento City College 
to take classes, drive away from the trou- 
bles at home in Davis when needed, and 
drive to surrounding cities to make con- 
tact with other members of the punk 
scene. Unfortunately, the mobility pro- 
vided by the car also helped me to drive 
myself into a world of trouble. 

Of all the villains in my life at that 
time, none seemed more pronounced 
than the Sacramento Skinheads, or the 
"Sactos" [pronounced, "Sack-toes"], acol- 
lection of avowed racists and assorted 
oddballs who "prowled around the area 
looking for people to victimize, typically 
punk rockers. Most of their activities cen- 
tered around petty assaults and such 
thuggery as forcing punks to give up 
their Doc Martins, boots the Sactos said 
only belonged on skinheads. Some times, 
though, when they gathered together in 
groups and drank heavily, they could be 
truly dangerous, capable of beating peo- 
ple up with bats, chains, and pipes. 

One night, early in 1987, while hand- 
ing out flyers in Sacramento for a show I 
was doing in Davis, I was attacked by a 
group of five intoxicated Sactos. They 
tried their best to beat the crap out of me, 
apparently angry about my blue hair, 
but were too drunk to be effective in this 
task. One of them, an individual who 
went by the name of "James No Class," a 
marine corps reservist who wore a Hitler 
mustache, succeeded in punching my 
friend Jason Rosenberg in the face a bunch 
of times. Jason, about half the size of 
James, had made the mistake of trying to 
talk the skinheads away from their act of 
violence. As a result, Jason came out of 
the whole ordeal much worse off than I 
did: James wore lots of heavy rings on his 
knuckles. Since I was fighting back, the 
Sactos didn't really know what to do. 
One of them pulled out a knife and stum- 
bled towards me, intent on planting it in 
my ribs, but he was stopped by the ap- 
pearance of Glen, a street kid who I knew. 
Being on friendly terms with the Sactos, 
Glen somehow managed to call them off, 
at least long enough for me to escape. 

On my way home, I vowed to my- 
self that I would never let another one of 



my friends come to harm at the hands of 
these thugs. I declared war, putting my 
ideas of pacifism to rest. I still abhorred 
violence, but as much as I detested fight- 
ing, I hated the Sactos more. They be- 
came my enemy, their faces combining 
into a collective portrait of everything I 
detested about our species, a portrait I 
wanted to see chucked into an oven and 
forever burned off the face of the planet. 
I sought vengeance against them. I drove 
to Sacramento, found one of the Sactos 
who had engaged in the aforementioned 
incident, and beat him up. I also started 
carrying weapons, a butterfly knife that 
proved more entertaining than a yo-yo, 
and a Philippines police baton, a strange 
device which telescoped with a flick of 
the wrist from a small metal cylinder into 
a mace. 

One hot summer night of the same 
year, a friend came to me looking for 
help. His name was George, and he told 
me that a bunch of Sactos had beaten up 
his girlfriend, stealing her Doc Martins. 
George wanted to find those who were 
responsible and get the boots back, which 
really meant that he needed my help in 
brawling with the skinheads. 

The two of us spent the next day 
driving my Chrysler around Roseville, a 
nasty suburb of Sacramento, with a car 
load of young, angry punk rockers. We 
had no luck in finding what we were 
after, but a message had been conveyed 
to us that the Sactos we were looking for 
would be gathered in the evening at a 
place called San Juan park. 

Even with my judgment clouded, 
red lights had begun to spin in my mind. 
Nonetheless, I went back to Roseville; I 
went to San Juan park that night, meet- 
ing George and his motley assortment of 
punk kids there. While these kids en- 
tered the park, George and I talked about 
calling the whole thing off. We finally 
recognized the lack of wisdom we had 
employed, but by then it was too late: all 
hell broke loose. 

We watched in horror as our group 
came running from the park with what 
looked like every skinhead in existence 
on their tail: later CHP estimates of the 
incident stated that between 35-50 skin- 
heads were involved. Apparently, the 
Sactos had set the whole thing up, Calling 
reinforcements in from places like Grass 
Valley and Oroville, all in the name of 
stomping punk rock ass. What happened 
instead would come to be known in local 
lore as the "Blood Bash." 

After seeing the army of skinheads 
chasing our group, George and I jumped 
into my Chrysler. Almost immediately, 
the car was full of punk refugees fleeing 
from their impending destruction. Be- 
hind my car lay a dead end. In front of it, 



a platoon's worth of club wielding skin- 
heads, stampeding straight towards us. 
With no way out, I stepped on the gas 
and drove right through them. 

While the more intelligent Sactos 
bolted when they saw my car careening 
towards them, some stood in the open, 
defiantly hurling their weapons. One of 
them, a massive ogre, charged straight at 
the hood of my car, waving a baseball bat 
over his head. I heard later that he was 
their leader, and perhaps for this reason 
he wanted to impress the others with his 
foolhardy bravery. My car hit him hard, 
and it was either his body or his bat that 
cracked my windshield, making it diffi- 
cult to see. Thumps on one side of the 
Chrysler seemed to indicate that I hit 
another Sacto, but I couldn't tell any- 
more. Then someone fell under my left 
wheel, and I could feel the car roll over 
them. Even with the adrenaline rush, I 
knew that whoever I hit this time must be 
seriously hurt. 

Soon enough, I was being chased 
through Sacramento by five cop cars, 
their lights blazing, their sirens howling 
behind us. I drove down a dead end, and 
the chase was over. I collided with three 
cars, a tree, and finally a house, before 
the Chrysler lost its momentum. The force 
of the impact had torn the tires off, blan- 
keting the area in ghastly smoke. Then 
the police were upon us, their guns 
drawn, yelling at us to come out of the car 
or they would start shooting. Everybody 
filed out as quick as they could, every- 
body but me. I decided to try to commit 
suicide. I knew enough about prison to 
realize that it was no place for an 18 year 
old punk rocker. I tried to stab myself 
with my butterfly knife, but the thing 
was nearly as dull as a spoon. 

The police pulled me from my dead 
car and threw me on the ground. I stared 
up at the gathering people from the 
neighborhood. They stood around in a 
circle, watching me, their live news 
broadcast for the evening. A man 
emerged from the house I had run into, 
and he started screaming about his dam- 
aged porch. The police almost had to 
arrest him as well. As for me, I was 
placed in a special police car where an 
officer told me that one of the people I 
had run over had been with George's 
group, a 16 year old girl named Tammy. 
The officer told me that she would likely 
die, and I thought how much better it 
would have been to carry a cyanide tab- 
let around rather than a butterfly knife; 
but the battle wasn't over yet, it had only 
begun, and I was taken away to a hell- 
hole called Sacramento County Jail. 

Next time: behind bars... 

Brian Zero, PO Box 4842, Santa Rosa, 
CA. 95402-4842 




Over the past few months I've been 
requesting those who do distros with emo 
releases to send in catalogs so that I might 
inform you, the reader, of their existence. 
I think the response was pretty good. I 
haven't ordered from any of these labels 
so I can't vouch for their services; you 
know the drill. Oh, I'd recommend send- 
ing a buck for each catalog. Tunnel Tone, 
9 Darius Court, Dix Hills, NY 11746 (about 
20 items, good range from second wave 
emo to present day). Spine Punch, 46 
Oberholtzer Rd., Bechtelsville, PA 19505 
(small selection, most of it from the PA 
area). We Bite, Gonninger Str. 3, D-72793 
Pfullingen, GERMANY (huge selection, 
though the emo choices are rather sparse). 
Rebound Records, 17019 Evergreen Elm 
Way, Houston, TX 77059 (well rounded 
selection of punk, with the emo stuff lean- 
ing towards the midwest indy rock style). 
Stonehenge, 81 Rue Des Chaises, 45140 
Saint Jean De La Ruelle, FRANCE (excel- 
lent selection of releases run by Chris- 
tophe of the equally excellent Stonehenge 
label). Tavis Zine Distro, PO Box 8183, 
Victoria, B.C., V8W 3RB, CANADA 
(bunch of zines, some emo, some not). 
Diminutive, same address as above, (over 
50 items, broad spectrum with a lot of 
Canadian emo and emo violence) . X Mist, 
Postf ach 1545, 72195 Nagold, GERMANY 
(hundreds of items from all the punk 
branches, not at all shabby with the emo 
available, plus they sell motherfuckin' 
DEEP WOUND t shirts!!!). Bottlenekk, 
POBox 11794, Berkeley, CA, 94712-2794 
(great all around selection with well over 
500 items, has a number of exclusive deals 
with some pretty interesting emo labels of 
the moment). Enjoy! 

Just like the Crumb character, Hy- 
dra Head Records just keeps on truckin' 
with a slew of new releases this month. 
First up is a split EP with COALESCE and 
BOY SETS FIRE, with each band cover- 
ing the other's song. While i was less then 
impressed with the same schtick on the 
Second Nature GET UP KIDS/COA- 
LESCE ep, it works pretty well here. The 
success is due to the improvement the 
other band's songs work on the band 
doing the cover. COALESCE has never 



really had much to recommend them- 
selves, but the post hardcore songs of 
BOY SETS FIRE forces them to open up 
their sound a lot. When doing their own 
songs BOY SETS FIRE fucking suck, due 
to the miserable vocals. But here, cover- 
ing the metalish COALESCE, 
BOY SETS FIRE doesn't give the vocalist 
as much of a chance to start his whiny 
singing. 

The DROWNINGMAN "Busy Sig- 
nal At The Suicide Hotline" CD is the 
prescription for those who've been listen- 
ing to a bit too much of the midwestern 
indy rock. Full out blasting hardcore with 
a lot of crunch and some guitar octave 
play. Fuckin' loud, but not in a metal way. 
Why in the column? There are some emo 
parts but in a slightly newer way, instead 
of the soft parts with the traditional sing- 
ing before screaming, they slip into cool 
bass led grooves and spoken parts. This is 
much better then the EP and methinks I'll 
be hunting down the LP version. 

Finally, the much anticipated 
BOTCH full length, here in CD form. 
"American Nervoso" isn't quite asblurred 
as their EP on Phyte, but the tightening up 
here doesn't weaken their northwest emo 
violence at all. They hit everything hard 
and loud, unfortunately things get a bit 
too metal. It's mainly in the form of metal 
crunch and drum action, but nothing too 
overboard, and none of the dumb postur- 
ing as say, KISS IT GOODBYE. Send all 
inquiries for above releases to: Hydra 
Head, PO Box 990248, Boston, MA 02199) 

Amazing record of the month award 
goes to SOLANKI for their "Buzz or Howl 
Under The Influence Of Leeds 6" 10". 
This record is the MINUTEMEN and the 
BIG BOYS playing your backyard BBQ 
and skate jam. This record is fun. (Flat 
Earth, PO Box 169, Bradford, BD7 1YS, 
ENGLAND) 

If you wanted HOT WATER MUSIC 
to be more direct and less melodramatic I 
think PANTHRO U.K. UNITED 13's LP 
may be your best bet. This is a pretty well 
rounded band, with vocals mashed to- 
gether with equal parts FUEL, 
JOY DIVISION, and something a bit 
sweeter. Melodic tunes that go from a bit 
drawn out and moody to slightly upbeat 
and still somewhat drawn out. Big two 
guitar sound. ($7 ppd, No Idea, PO Box 
14636, Gainesville, FL 32604-4636) 

After two pretty lame EPs I was 
convinced that the AMBER INN LP was 
something I wouldn't be spending any 
scratch on. Folks kept telling me that the 
LP was much better, more focused and 
less spacey. Well, several months after its 
release a copy has made it my way, and 
I'm impressed. Some of the songs are 
really harsh and in your face full of speed 
and hooks. Others slow down and open 



up but don't start wandering away, keep- 
ing good strong, rhythmic backbones. No 
complaints, a solid listen by all accounts, 
folks. (Ebullition, PO Box 680, Goleta, CA 
93116) 

I'd been wondering about the 
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS 12" for a 
while, seeing as it is on Vermin Scum, a 
label whose earlier releases I love but 
whose more recent stuff has been a bit 
limp. This kicks ass . Hard hitting bass and 
guitar pummel through bits that are rem- 
iniscent of early UOA and 
ANTIOCH ARROW but much more con- 
trolled. The sudden slow downs to soft 
parts are a bit cliche but work well with 
the whole sound regardless. The insert 
suggests that you can play this one sided 
12" at 45 or 33, but you'd have to have a 
hole in your head to want to listen to it at 
33. (Vermin Scum, PO Box 2202, Balti- 
more, MD 21203-4202) 

I can't do it. I just can't getpast the 
vocals of GIVE UNTIL GONE. The CD is 
full of melodic, almostindyish tunes, with 
a fairly good tempo. The vocals are sung 
out in this rather annoying late 80's col- 
lege rock way. No thanks. (Dim Mak, 
PO Box 14041, Santa Barbara, CA 93107) 

Yeah, yeah, yeah, so the 
ATOM & HIS PACKAGE "A Society Of 
People Named Elihu" CD has been out 
forever. I'm just now getting around to 
reviewing the promo that got sent in. As 
with past releases, you've got this witty 
nerd type ripping off hardcore, top 40, 
and more with only a sequencer provid- 
ing the music. One of the best concept 
bands to come around in a while, surely 
better then the MAKE UP. (Mountain, 
PO Box 220320, Greenpoint PO, Brook- 
lyn, NY 11222-9997) 

More stuff from SONG OF ZAR- 
ATHUSTRA whose EP was in here a few 
months back, this time a split with Cana- 
dians SPREAD THE DISEASE. Along the 
same lines as the EP with their extremely 
tight, rhythm intense sound, with the full 
out screamed vocals that luckily pay at- 
tention to what the music is doing. Solid 
stuff, even if the production of the record- 
ing is a bit off. SPREAD THE DISEASE 
kicked me in the throat with their own 
pleasant brutality. Metal madness in the 
drum department and some weird buzz- 
ing guitar smash away only to ease into an 
empty space where they let the bass and 
vocals fake you out with the soft touch 
before lurching back into the hurricane. 
(Witching Hour, PO Box 30287, Indianap- 
olis, IN 46230) 

Speaking of SONGS OF ZAR- 
ATHUSTRA, I'm told that they have no 
drummer at the moment and several songs 
waiting to go on vinyl and if you are 
interested in moving to Iowa then maybe 
you should call (712) 239 5568. 



^m 



Iheard afew songs of the new KURT 
LP which is still in the works. Sounds as 
good as their last LP if not better due to the 
vocals being a bit more upfront. Still the 
same driving, slightly intricate moody 
tunes. 

For quite some time the HONEY- 
WELL LP has been out of print and on 
quite a few want lists. Those who never 
had a chance to hear the vacuum cleaner 
screamo-core of this awesome band can 

fet a copy from those Florida grave rob- 
ers Kurt and Jason. Too bad the covers 
look like someone pooped on a LP sleeve 
and attempted to fingerprint a reproduc- 
tion of the original. (PO Box 14223, Gaines- 
ville, FL 32604) 

Word on the street is that three of the 
HONEYWELL folks are in a new band 
called VOLUME 11 in the spastic screa- 
mo vein, not in the LOS CTNCOS style, 
and an LP is in the works. 

HARRIET THE SPY are on tour at 
the moment, through the U.S., Canada, 
and Europe. They have a one-sided tour 
single with them which you should grab 
because not only is it limited to 400, but it 
is refreshingly raw and underproduced. 
Cool repetitive guitar in the background 
of a drum and bass march and somewhat 
whine/drone vocals. It's on Troubleman 
who have supposedly put out a HATED 
EP. 

Can I say something nice about 
BRAID? Keep in mind, that they are fairly 
responsible for encouraging the midwest 
emo scene to bloom into the indy rock 
quagmire it is today. And sure, this LP 
"The Age Of Octeen" has some down- 
right pretty parts and a guitar-lite ap- 
proach at times which I wish people would 
be avoiding more often. But, BRAID suc- 
ceeds in the same way that 
PROMISE RING does (thoughnot as well) 
because they are able to pull things to- 
gether and start to almost rock n' roll, or at 
least get one dancing. Why is it that the 
copycat bands forget this aspect of the 
midwest emo sound and just drone on 
and on in the fucking wimp zone?? (Mud 
Records, 905 S. Lynn, Urbana, IL 61801- 
5205) 

If you're touring through New Or- 
leans you should drop Daniel a note at 
1805 Robert St., NO, LA 70115. 

Two zines for you. The first is a split 
between Eloquence and Wellfair. Both are 
sort of on the personal tip with journal 
entry bits. Wellfair focuses on travels 
through Europe and Eloquence is a bit 
more music oriented. (A. Baumgartner- 
str. 44/A1/015, 1230 Vienna, AUSTRIA) 
The other is a bit old and was under a pile 
of stuff on my table, whoops. It's the final 
issue of Alien and smacks emo around 
pretty well. Check it out if you think you 
can take it sensitive boy. ($1 and a stamp, 



PO Box 11752, Portland, OR 97211) 

You know what, I think that's enough 
for now. Please keep sending stuff in as I 
ain't got the bucks to keep as current as I'd 
like. I can be reached at 1950 McAllister 
#1, S.F., CA 94115. also hopkthOO 
©usfca.edu. Take it easy. 










NATHAN BERG 



Here's the final installment of my 
columns on technology. I apologize for 
how boring they've gotten. They sound- 
ed like a good idea at the time. Oh well, 
like I said, it's the last one so don't worry. 
FEELING BETTER? 

The advances of the medical world 
in the last century are too numerous to 
count. I've mentioned that I had knee 
surgery last year (and I should probably 
shut up about it pretty soon) and I think 
I've even mentioned my bout with food 
poisoning (Domino's Pizza was the last 
thing I ate before my hospitalization. 
That seems fitting.). So, I got to spend 
some heavy duty time in the hospital 
(and received my first enema). It reaf- 
firmed my belief that the medical indus- 
try is completely fucked. 

Hospitals have some pretty wacky 
toys these days. They can even do some 
amazing things with them. But who do 
you think foots the bill for these toys? 
Yeah, we do. It's to the point where a 
quick check-up with the doctor will cost 
almost $200. And that's at the non-profit 
hospitals — I won't even get into HMO's 
and big, profit-hungry chain hospitals 
like Columbia/MCA (at least not in this 
column). Yet, for some reason, we still 
debate whether or not a national health 
care plan is a good idea. Hmmm, that's a 
toughie. 

Besides the fancy machines, the 
medical industry mostly uses new tech- 
nologies for research. This research is 
then used to create all kinds of new med- 
icines for us to ingest. Look at this new 
Viagra pill. Obviously, there are many 
large problems facing this world, but I 
certainly don't think a lack of hard-ons is 
one of them. (I must point out a quick 
hypocrisy here. If I wasn't able to have 
sex, I'd be pissin' and moaning about 
'finding a cure' too. Actually, I'd proba- 
bly be pissin' more and moaning less, 
hee hee.) What I'm getting at is that there's 
more important things to tend to — like a 



cure for AIDS or cancer maybe. But when 
is the last time you heard of a "cure" for 
anything? (No, the band doesn't count.) 
Sure, you still hear the word a lot, but it 
isn't applied the way it should be. Even 
Viagra isn't a "cure" for impotence; it's a 
treatment. If you want a stiffy, you have 
to keep taking the pills. AIDS and cancer 
are dealt with the same way. You can 
take a mixture of certain pills, injections 
and radiation blasts that will make you 
feel better temporarily (maybe), but the 
disease doesn't go away. But, whaddaya 
know, medical companies turn a hefty 
profit this way. Let's face it, a flat-out 
cure for cancer wouldn't exactly be a 
money-making endeavor, and if it doesn't 
turn a profit or create jobs, what the hell 
good is it? Sure, many of these treat- 
ments have been very useful for people 
living with serious illnesses. I'm not try- 
ing to deny that. The point I'm trying to 
make is that medical companies often 
research ways to treat illnesses in lieu of 
finding real cures because they'll make 
more money that way. 

And while I'm on the subject, let's 
talk about society's fascination with fix- 
its. Medical researchers can sell products 
by convincing you that you have a med- 
ical problem or physical deformity that 
doesn't exist (or exists only because they 
say it does). ADD (Attention Deficit Dis- 
order) is a perfect example. Some people 
are hyper, some are weird (go ahead and 
lump me into both of those categories). 
That's just the way it is. But these days, 
you can't just be hyper (or talkative, or 
whatever). Now, you'll get diagnosed 
with ADD and you can buy ritalin (or 
countless other psychiatric drugs) and 
take care of your "problem." Prozac 
works this way too. We have a large 
number of depressed people on this plan- 
et. Could it be because there's a huge 
number of us working ourselves mad 
just to squeak by? Could it be because we 
have a large chunk of society trying to 
mold themselves after the celebrities 
they're taught to worship? Could it be 
because once-friendly people have been 
taught to step on each other's backs to get 
ahead in this dog-eat-dog world? Nah, 
it's not any of those. If you're depressed, 
it's because you have a chemical imbal- 
ance. In a terribly real sense, we're feed- 
ing ourselves a pill to deal with all the 
froblems we've created. I guess we can 
uy happiness after all. Think of how 
many medicines exist solely to fix minor 
imperfections on our bodies: Acne med- 
ication, cures for baldness, wart remov- 
ers, etc. We're told that we have these 
imperfections and that we can get rid of 
them simply. Never ever are we remind- 
ed that, in the grand scheme of things, 
our little imperfections don't make a lick 



of difference. And they definitely never 
tell us that we can still be beautiful with 
them. (I keep saying "we" because I, too, 
am an honorary member of the Body 
Blemish Club. I have a wart on my right 
hand. It's not huge, but it's noticeable. 
Going to the doctor to get it removed 
would take all of 20 minutes and my 
insurance would probably cover it. How- 
ever, I'm not going to get it done. I've had 
the thing for something like 12 years! I've 
grown accustomed to it. It doesn't get in 
my way or anything so I can't help but 
think that getting it removed is an issue 
of vanity. Yep, I have a wart and I'm 
proud of it!) 

Finally, I wanted to mention that 
the technologies that we are using to 
create medicines could easily backfire on 
us. (Most of this paragraph will be based 
on my own experiences, not scientific 
evidence, so bear with me.) Here's how I 
see it. Our bodies have immune systems 
for a reason. They're supposed to ward 
off various illnesses and infections. The 
more you cram pills and the like down 
your throat to cure your stuffy nose, the 
less your immune system has to do. The 
less your immune system has to do, the 
more out of shape it'll be. So, if you deal 
with your symptoms by sweating them 
out, the less likely it'll be for them to 
return. For instance, when I used to get 
headaches, I would guzzle Advil. Then I 
came up with this stupid anti-medicine 
theory and decided I'd just treat them by 
bitching a lot. Guess what? I hardly ever 
get headaches anymore (unless it's a 
morning after a large consumption of 
wine, but that shouldn't count). I haven't 
taken an aspirin (or anything like it) in 
about 6 years. The only medicine I have 
taken in the last 6 years was some pain 
killers and anti-biotics for my post-op (I 
stopped taking my Vicatin about 2 days 
into my 10-day prescription. I was think- 
ing it'd be cool to sit at home and pop 
pain killers, but those things sucked! I 
can't even see how Brett Favre got ad- 
dicted.) I know quite a few people that 
get some minor symptom of anything 
(headaches, stuffy noses, sore throat, etc.) 
and they feel like they instantly have to 
take something for it. If you're one of 
those people, I suggest you give my the- 
ory a whirl. I mean, medicine companies 
are no different than any other corpora- 
tions. They're going to try to sell you a lot 
of crap you don't need. (DISCLAIMER! 
My theory only applies to the little things, 
OK? You obviously aren't going to sweat 
off a broken arm or prostate cancer, you 
know?) I should probably also remind 
you that there are a plethora of herbal 
treatments that work pretty good. 
IN ARM'S WAY. 

Since the industrial age began, no 



industry has had as many scary advanc- 
es as weapons manufacturers. Stealth 
bombers, neutron bombs, machine guns, 
air-to-air missiles, tanks, land mines, gre- 
nades, "smart" bombs and nuclear sub- 
marines have all been developed over 
the last century. We're never going to go 
back. These weapons will be around for- 
ever (or until we destroy the planet with 
them). I'm none too happy about it, but 
Lockheed Martin is. Lockheed Martin, 
along with a few other defense contrac- 
tor buddies like Northrup Grumman 
(who it may soon merge with) and Boe- 
ing, is paving the way towards a planet 
with an endless supply of weapons. 

First, they use their vast amount of 
high-tech (mostly classified) knowledge 
to create a brand-new killing toy. They 
then showcase it on Capitol Hill who 
snatch it up with zeal. Then, a couple 
years later, they have Capitol Hill help 
them sell it to other countries who are 
lagging behind in new-weapons tech- 
nologies. After that, the U.S. decides it 
needs to get ahead of the game again and 
gives them a new contract to create more 
killing toys. It's a very lucrative market. 

But, PEOPLE ARE DYING! Not the 
suits who create and distribute these 
weapons, mind you. Their houses are 
far, far away from any sort of turmoil. 
No, it's people just like you and I that are 
catching Patriot missiles with their 
homes, eating the butts of machine guns, 
and playing doormat for tanks. Most of 
these people are struggling for freedom. 
Some have lived under oppression for 
generations and are trying to do some- 
thing about it. And some simply have the 
misfortune of living under a dictator that 
doesn't kiss U.S. ass. (With land mines, 
some aren't doing anything more than 
walking to the market!) 

I don't want people dying because 
of machines my tax dollars helped pay 
for. I hope you don't either. However, 
I'm fresh out of ideas on effective ways to 
promote disarmament. If you have any, 
please let the rest of us know. That is all. 
THE FINISH LINES. 

1. I went to the morethanmusic fest in 
Columbus a couple of weeks ago and it 
changed my life. Thanks go out to all of 
the cool people I met (and went with). 
Punk is still alive and well. (Actually, 
punk is cooler than I ever thought it 
could be!) 

2. Nobody writes me anymore. Write me 
and chat about whatever (or order my 
zine for a buck — hint hint). My address is 
P.O. Box 504, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729. 

3. Now that these stupid technologies 
rants are out of my system, I'm going to 
start writing about specific companies 
again. Stepping into the ring next month: 
WALMART! (That should be fun.) 




with 

Anne 



So, I'm looking down and thinking 
hmmm, Seville? Eldorado? De Ville? No 
I'd say it's a Catera, which is really a 
Grand Am. My mom drives a Grand Am 
and people always say I'm just like my 
mother. Hey I'm ok with any comparison 
as long its not a Bronco or one of those 
fucking Neon cars that look like Kermit 
the frog after he got squashed by a Geo. I 
really wouldn't like to be compared to a 
Toyota or a Honda because they kind of 
remind me of Connie Chung's peepers. 

Ok, for the rest of you folks that are 
standing in the local bookstore/ record- 
store/ exboyfriendshousethatyourebug- 
ularizingtogetyourfuckingstuffback and 
only picking this up to find out what 
ridiculousness is in the gossip column 
this month, I will deliver. Ok, this is a little 
confusing but, Jason from JUST ADD 
WATER who happened to once be en- 
gaged to popular Boston scenester Mag- 
gie Lee, who currently happens to be en- 
gaged to the one and only vaginal car 
dealer of Green Bay... (pant pant gasp) 
Ok, yeah, Jason hooked up on tour with 
mecn girl Monica (who happens to be 
some hot dish). Monica drove 5 hours to 
find out that he has the girth of a beer can. 
Sounds like this Toyota's gonna have to 
sue the car wash. 

Todd from crappy NYC bar band 
(don't let the haircuts fool you folks) LES 
STITCHES got booted for doing Coke 
endorsements. I guess that's why he al- 
ways does that shit with his face on stage. 

Rob of the GOGO RAYS can twist 
his male protruding anatomy at least 5 
times round. It's become a local attraction 
that has actually allowed him to lure cute 
15 year olds home with him. Well except 
for the times when he lets it unwind and 
pees all over their knickers. 

BLONDIE tried to do another re- 
union show. Debbie Harry in case you 
don't know, has to read all the lyrics off a 
teleprompter much like the late Frank 
Sinatra. The problem was that some lack- 
ey forgot to remove the Dictators lyrics 
after they played and poor Deb started 
singing about "beating up the kids from 
Spain" during Tide is High and let go 
with "Don't forget to wipe your ass" dur- 
ing Hanging on the Telephone . Chris Stein 



smoked some crack for the encore. 

The drummer from the MIGRANES 
frequents Brown Town. 

Ok, the best thing I heard this month 
is that Please Kill Me : The Uncensored 
Oral History of Punk is being made into a 
movie. So far Johnny Depp is to portray 
Dee Dee Ramone, Quentin Tarantino as 
Cheetah Chrome, John Turturro as Hand- 
some Dick Manitoba, Tim Roth as Iggy 
Pop and John Goodman as Wayne Coun- 
ty- 

DOA went on tour. Yeah, it's some- 
thing people would have to read in a 
rumor column. Someone may have actu- 
ally attended one of the shows but you 
know, I stretch the truth a little some- 
times. 

The people who do those Research 
books were interviewed in Thrasher mag- 
azine. They sincerely apologized for im- 
plying that female ejaculate was pee in 
their Guide to Bodily Fluids book. They 
then declared that it is actually similar to 
transmission fluid from a Coupe Deville. 

THE STRIKE (the modpunkcommu- 
nistband) from Chicago, well they used to 
be from Minneapolis out they got sick of 
that fucking gravel that tKey toss on the 
streets there and it gets stuck in your 
boots and blisters are a bitch during those 
long Minnesota winters. Anyhow, they 
started hanging out in this gay bar and 
met up with Tony from Victory Records. 
Guess what! After a couple of nights on 
the town they're suddenly got a record 
coming out. Yeah, they promised not to 
let the gay bar thing out if they get a good 
advance for recording... So they fucked 
over Johann's Face, no Johann wasn't at 
the bar it's a record label, and gave up 
their pink sickle embroidered socks so 
they can tour with ONE LIFE CREW. 

Timmy V. of the LILLINGTON's 
faked his own death because his parents 
wouldn't let him go to Waterworld in 
Denver. I'm not sure if this was supposed 
to be a plug for the band or the theme 
park. 

HOT WATER MUSIC broke up. 
Their black-eyed girlfriends all dumped 
them too. An unnamed MRR columnist 
from Minnesota won $100 betting on the 
ponies. He then spent $700 on a NECROS 
7". 

Another unnamed MRR columnist 
from New England was seen buying a 
penis enlarger at State Line Porn the night 
before he went to the prom with Donna F 
of THE DONNAS. 

THE MISFITS got kicked off of Gef- 
fen. One step closer to going back to lay- 
ing bricks it seems. Maybe cutting tile. 

In more major label news, the bass 
player from 3rd EYE BLIND jumped on 
stage to moon GREEN DAY at some show 
in some place I never heard of and the 



security dragged him backstage and 
shoved a plunger up his ass. (oh wait 
wrong story). Well, anyway, they ruffed 
him up and the poor little mooner decid- 
ed to smack Mike from GREEN DAY on 
the back of the head with his Zima bottle. 
Mike went to the hospital for sour 
stomach(they should stop playing shows 
with free Zima) and a large head injury. 
GREEN DAY are suing the guy with the 
bottle ,the^bouncers and crappy tasting 
Zima. 

I keep getting stuff about Brian from 
DROP DEAD. One thing was that he date 
raped a designated CAPATALIST CA- 
SUALTIES groupie in Japan or something. 
Either that or it was putting out a best of 
Slap AHambootleg that contained ablank 
unmastered 7" record. I'm not sure which 
but supposedly his ass is grass when he 
gets to SF on August 8th. 

THE DICTATORS were celebrity 
judges on VH-1 's $1 .98 Beauty Contest 15 
year reunion show. 

FIFTEEN gotback together and were 
gonna tour via wagon train. But the hors- 
es complained about the smell. 

Ok, that's all but remember girls, 
change your oil or your engine will seize 
and send me some more gossip so my 
mailbox isn't 100% guys in the air force 
trying to pick me up. heart Anne. 
Annerkey@msn.com 




"I am the Antichrist," I yell at the top 
of my lungs, as sweat pours down my 
face, past the Sears headphones, and to 
the exercyle below. Images of The River 
Styx, Satan and me on a surfboard, riding 
through it all, dance in my mind. 

"Are you okay?" my mom asks as 
she opens the door to my basement bed- 
room, which is completely devoid of light. 
A black hole. A black, sweaty, sticky hole. 
With me at the center, sucking in all the 
hate, anger, and confusion I can. 

"I am the Antichrist, it's what I was 
meant to be, your God left me behind, and 
set my soul to be free," I yell along with 
Slayer, not hearing my mom at all. 

"George," she yells, "you are sing- 
ing in 'that' voice again. You sound like 
Kermit The Frog on steroids. You're scar- 
ing me!" 

I kind of hear what she says as I stare 
at her silhouette against the kitchen light. 



Sweat is pouring past my eyes, and I keep 
blinking, as I pedal faster and faster. 

"George?" I see her mouth to me. 

I pedal even harder, feeling my sweat 
jacket stick to me like wet paper. From the 
kitchen light, I can see that I'm about to 
turn over the odometer on my second 
exercyle. Another thousand miles. Big 
fucking deal. 

"George," I hear a male voice yell. 

I look over, and through a sweaty 
haze see my mom, and step-dad, Nick, 
staring at me. 

"I am the Antichrist, All love is lost, 
Insanity is what I am, Eternally my soul 
will rot," I scream. 

I see Nick shrug his shoulders to my 
mom, and then turn to leave. Suddenly I 
hear a loud snapping sound, feel a sting 
against my ankle, watch in what appears 
to be slow motion as the weighted wheel 
in the front of the bike rolls forward on the 
floor, and then I topple over, yanking the 
headphones and stereo over on top or me. 

"Are you okay?" my mom asks me 
as I lay flat on my back on floor, drenched, 
with my exercyle and stereo on my stom- 
ach. I think I detect a small smile on her 
face. 

I look up at my exercycle. The belt 
had snapped, again, but this time the 
wheel had fallen off. This caused the bike 
to fall over and break the fork that holds 
the wheel in the front. Another bike down 
the toilet. 

"You know Barbara," Nick then says 
to my mom, "I think maybe it's time he 
joined a gym. This is getting expensive. 
Let him destroy someone else's proper- 
ty-" 

"I am the Antichrist?" I manage to 

whisper as I push the stereo off my groin. 

"Good idea, honey," my mom says, 
"he screams so much when he works out. 
And he sounds worse than Henry Rollins. 
He scares the neighbors." 

My mom was right. But I bet the 
gyms I joined wished she'd kept me in the 
basement. 

I started working out when I was in 
my late teens. It wasn't like I was out to get 
in shape or anything. Actually, it was far 
from that. I was very happy with my beer 
and hamburger diet. So happy, in fact, 
that I'd gained twenty pounds my first 
quarter in college. Everything was going 
fine. Well, almost everything was going 
fine. Except for my colon. For some rea- 
son, that had stopped going all together. 

"George," explained Dr. Axelrod, 
the college's in house doctor at the infir- 
mary, "you just don't get it, do you?" 

"Get what?" I asked the guy with the 
curly brown hair, and curly mustache. I 
had never really seen a curly mustache. It 
looked like he had pubic hair on his face. 
So I laughed. 



"What's so funny?" asked Dr. 
Crotch-Face. 

I said nothing. 

"Anyway," he continued, "you don't 
seem to understand that your system 
works as a whole. You must treat your 
entire body like a temple. Take care of it. 
Nourish it. Make it grow." 

"It's growing fine," I said to him, 
rubbing my big beer gut. 

"Look," he said, starting to get 
pissed, "what you need to do to make you 
pass stools again is to drink Metamucil, 
eat more fiber, and exercise daily." 

"Pass stools?" I said, actually not 
understanding him. I pass stools all the 
time . Especially at the Orange & Brew, the 
campus beer joint. They had orange ones. 
Andblue ones. Near the bar. Wow. 

"Defecate," said Dr. Axelrod. 

I looked at him with more confu- 
sion. 

"Take a crap. Shit. Dump. Lay a log. 
Poop!" he yelled. 

"Oh," I said, "that". 

"Yeah, that," he explained, "if you 
don't cleanse your system, the toxins can 
build up and you can get sick. When is the 
last time you went?" 

"Went where?" I asked. 

He then explained to me that I should 
start getting into the habit of taking a 
dump. Either in the morning or evening. 
And to try the same time everyday. He 
also said I should exercise daily, eat more 
salads and less hamburgers, and drink 
Metamucil, which he gave me a canister 
of. 

When I got back to my dorm, I tried 
the Metamucil. Bleech. I then jogged half 
a mile. And I had a salad for dinner. 

The next morning, I sat on the toilet 
like Dr. Axelrod had told me to. Just to try 
to go. 

Nothing. 

I did the same routine for the follow- 
ing four days. Metamucil, jogging, and 
salads. 

On the fifth day, as I sat upon the 
toilet, reading my roommate's Penthouse, 
I felt my stomach start to move. First a 
little. Then a lot. All of a sudden, I had 
cramps so bad I swear I was gonna give 
birth. I screamed for help, and lots of guys 
on my floor ran into the dorm bathroom. 

"Arrgh,"' I yelled, in total pain, from 
stall number 2. 

"What's the matter Tabb," I heard 
Rich, my next door neighbor ask me. 

"I dunno. I think I'm gonna have a 
baby." 

Suddenly my colon exploded, and I 
went like I never did before. It shot out 
like a cannon ball, and when it hit the 
water, it soaked my ass good. Then my 
butt made all sorts of farting noises, and I 
heard Rich, and the others, laugh and 



laugh. 

After that, they started calling me 
names I would rather not repeat. 

The rest of my college days were 
spent drinking, fucking, playing punk 
rock and running. A lot of running. I got 
up to running ten miles a day. First I did 
it just to clear up my system, but soon I 
grew attached to it. It made me high. I 
mean, like totally wasted. After I'd run, 
sometimes I'd taste the alcohol I had a day 
earlier. But even if I didn't, I'd feel totally 
good. Andhappy. I think they call it "Run- 
ner's High". Whatever. 

During that time, I also started do- 
ing weights at the school gym. I did bench 
Eresses, curls, and all that stuff. My girl- 
iend at that time was Natalie, and she 
started to workout with me. Soon, her 
muscles were bigger than mine, and she 
could literally beat the hell out of me. So I 
stopped with the weights. And stayed 
with the running. Soon Natalie was able 
to lap me when I ran. Women. But I stuck 
with it. Just for the high. 

When I quit/ got thrown out of col- 
lege, I moved to New York. For good. I 
took the train up to Central Park to jog a 
few times, but that was lame. All these 
yuppies were up there, with their match- 
ing clothes, and attitudes. I'd show up in 
sweat pants and a Ramones t-shirt, and 
they'd stare at me like I didn't belong. 
And I didn't. Plus, I hated riding the train 
home all sweaty. I like to be clean. 

So I started to jog around Washing- 
ton Square Park. At first, during the day. 
But there were too many people. Tourists, 
college students, punk rockers, drug deal- 
ers. They just kept getting in my way. So 
I began to jog later. Like early evening. 
Still too crowded. Then I went later, and 
later. 

Soon I was jogging around Wash- 
ington Square Park every night around 
two a.m. And that seemed to work. The 
only people out there were drug dealers 
and me. I'd run around the park, like ten 
or fifteen times, and the drug dealers at 
every corner would count my laps. 

"That's five man, " they'd yell, as I'd 
pass them and wave. 

"That's ten, guy," they'd say, as I'd 
sweat and smile. 

"Keep going," they'd cheer me on as 
I would get to around fifteen. 

They were my biggest fans. Soon I 
got to know them by name. And they got 
to know me by name, too. Crazy White 
Boy. 

Eventually, my knees and back gave 
out from high impact exercise. I started to 
jog around the park less and less, and the 
drug dealers began to miss me. Once, 
while walking past the park late at night, 
in my leather jacket, with a really cute girl 
on my arm, one of the drug dealers asked 



me where I'd been. 

"I fucked up my bones and shit," I 
said to the guy. 

"Come on," he said to me, "I'll run 
with you around the park once for old 
times sake." 

As we both jogged around the park, 
the other dealers cheered us on, as did my 
date, who was slightly confused. But then 
again, the girl was always slightly con- 
fused. 

As we were running on the final 
stretch, to the arch, where Id left my date, 
we broke out, and ran full force. 

Suddenly I felt an arm grab my shoul- 
der and yank me back. I looked over, and 
the other arm had grabbed the drug deal- 
er. 

And attached to those arms was a 
cop. A big cop. 

I spent the next half hour explaining 
that I enjoyed running around the city in 
my leather and jeans. And that I didn't 
deal drugs. 

That was my last run around that 
park. 

"I dunno, George," explained Nick, 
as we looked at all the exercycles upstairs 
at Paragon, "are you really gonna ride the 
thing? They're damn expensive." 

I explained to Nick that I would ride 
it, everyday, and jt would be better for me 
than running. AlsSo that I'd be at home, 
working out, instead of running around 
the park in the middle of the night. It 
would make my mom happier. 

"You have a point there," he said, 
"but these things are just so much mon- 
ey." 

"The healthier I am, the less doctor 
bills you'll have to pay," I said, trying to 
sell him on the idea of buying me this nice 
Italian exercycle. It was white, with green 
stripes, had an odometer, speedometer, 
and a big heavy wheel in front to give me 
lots of resistance. 

"But couldn't you just bike around 
the city like me?" he asked. 

I explained to him that with my luck, 
I'd be run over by a truck within days. He 
knew I was right. 

"So you are gonna really use the 
thing?" he asked. 

I told him I would. 

Over the next eight months, use the 
thing I did. For about forty minutes to an 
hour a day. I'd turn off all the lights in my 
room, pull the shutters closed on the win- 
dows, put on a Slayer, Metallica, Black 
Flag, Ramones, Angry Samoans, F.Y.P., 
Dick Army or some other hard band's 
album on my Sears stereo, plug in the 
headphones, dress in my sweats and sweat 
jacket, and then workout like crazy. As I 
did so, I'd scream along with the music. 
As loud as I could. For some reason, it 
helped me work out harder. And better. I 



got to release all that aggression I had 
stored up inside of me. As I'd pedal away, 
screaming, I'd think how I hated my life, 
and the world, in general. 

Nine months later, Nick and I found 
ourselves back at Paragon. My nice Ital- 
ian bike had collapsed, and was unrepair- 
able. The belt had snapped more than 
once, and finally the pedals fell off, chain 
broke, and fork bent. But I'd turned over 
the odometer at least twice. 

"George," said Nick, as the sales guy 
showed us all sorts of exercycles, "can we 
get you a cheaper one since you are gonna 
break it, anyway?" 

I told him that'd be fine. Fuck the 
Italians. 

A year later, which was longer than 
we all expected, the thing fell apart while 
listening to Slayer's "Show No Mercy" 
album. Iwas screaming along to the song, 
"Antichrist", and it just collapsed. It was 
then I joined my first gym. 

"Joy Of Movement" was the name of 
the place. It was located on Lafayette, 
near Fourth Street, in New York City, and 
was a health club for ballerinas. Really. I 
joined there because my girlfriend at the 
time, Allison, took classes there and also 
worked out. They had a large weight room, 
with lots of exercycles, stair masters, and 
all that stuff. Plus, the girls there were hot. 
I mean, really hot. In their little leotards, 
flat ballet shoes, and pulled back hair. I 
swear, I walked around the place with an 
erection all the time. 

When I first started to stay in shape 
there, I stuck to the exercycles. Then I 
figured out how to use the stair masters, 
and the Nordic-Track thing. I'd do there 
what I used to do at my house. Wear 
headphones and scream along to really 
aggressive songs. But at Joy Of Move- 
ment, it was light. So I'd always close my 
eyes. 

Of course, everyone there thought I 
was nuts. Insane. Homicidal. After I'd get 
done working out, I'd open my eyes, and 
find everyone around me gone. When I'd 
exit the workout room, I'd see people start 
to trickle back in. Pussies. 

One day, while screaming along to a 
Metallica song, one of the guys who 
worked there tapped me on the shoulder. 
He snapped me out of the trance I was in 
so I yelled at him. 

"What the fuck do you want?" I said. 
I couldn't help it. My heart was beating a 
million beats per second, and my adrena- 
line was pouring out of my ears. 

"Dude," he said, "Ride The Light- 
ning rules. Flash before my eyes, now it's 
time to die!" 

After working out, I talked to the 
guy. His name was Dennis, and soon we 
became great friends. Everyday, after I'd 
work out, we'd hang out on the fire-es- 



cape, overlooking Fourth Street, and drink 
beer. It was great. 

"You ever think of taking a class 
here?" asked Dennis, one day, as we were 
dropping spit bombs on people crossing 
the street from Tower Records. 

"Nah," I said to Dennis, "that's for 
wimps". , 

"George," he said with all serious- 
ness, "if you want pussy, that's where 
you'll get it. In those classes. They're full 
of pussy. Pussy to your left. Pussy to your 
right. Pussy in front of you. Pussy in back 
oryou. Pussy-rama!" 

It sounded good to me, so I asked 
Dennis what class to take. He told me any 
of them, because they were all filled with 
pussy. And gay guys. So I had no compe- 
tition. 

I chose Modern Dance. Don't ask me 
why. I'm not really sure. I think because it 
sounded easy, and the class description 
said lots of stretching. I figured I get to see 
a lot, watching chicks do splits and stuff. 

The first day of class I show up in my 
sweat pants, a False Prophets t-shirt and 
my sneakers. Everyone else is wearing 
tights. Even the guys. 

"Are you sure you are in the right 
class?" asked the teacher. She was hot. 
Early thirties, breasts that defied gravity, 
and legs all the way to her neck. 

I told her I was. 

"We teach ballet here," she ex- 
plained. "Do you want to learn?" 

I looked around the room. The girls 
were so adorable. 

"Hell yeah!" I yelled. 

The whole room laughed. 

That night, after my first Modern 
Dance/ballet class, I went home so sore 
that I swore I'd never, ever, ever, take 
another class. My neck was sore. My back 
was sore. My arms were sore. My legs 
were sore. My groin was sore. Really sore. 
I think it was trying to do those damn 
splits. 

I used to think ballet was easy. But 
after that, I knew better. That is the hard- 
est stuff in the world: Those girlie guys 
who prance around in leotards make me 
look like a pussy. Which, I guess, is not 
really that hard to do. 

I went back to Modern Dance class 
the next week, and the next, and the next. 
Soon I was really getting into it. I learned 
how to plea, and first, second, third, fourth, 
and fifth position. Hell, I was becoming a 
regular ballerina guy. I even thought of 
buying tights and those flat shoes. So it 
was a good thing that the place went 
bankrupt and closed down before I could 
get a tutu. 

Of course that left me with no place 
to workout, and out of some money, since 
the place ripped everyone off who was a 
current member. Oh well. 



The next gym I joined was called 
Mega-Fitness. On Broadway. Nice place. 
Big. But kinda dirty. And the guys that 
worked out there were, well, guys. Big 
muscle guys. Like you seen on ESPN. 
And they didn't move away when I 
screamed "Bastard sons begat your cunt- 
ing daughters, Promiscuous mothers with 
incestuous fathers, Engreat souls con- 
demned for eternity, Sustained by im- 
moral observance a domineering deity," 
along with Slayer. They just smiled. And 
when I'd get off the bike, or stair master, 
they'd give me looks like they were gonna 
kick my ass. 

And the showers at that place. I real- 
ly didn't like those too much. They were 
like the kind I had in junior high school. 
One big open room. With nozzles. On the 
walls, and between men's legs. And some- 
times I'd see those nozzles standing up, 
straight. Not fun. Soon, I waited to bathe 
till I got home. 

Now I'm at a new place, 
and it's fine. It's a very small gym, with 
only a few stair masters, exercycles, and 
treadmills. I work out there late at night, 
and usually no one is around to hear me 
scream curses, praise Satan, yell "Gabba 
Gabba Hey" or break the equipment, so 
things are okay. 

Almost okay. Although I've been 
"regular" for years now, with my regi- 
ment of exercise, Metamucil, and salads, I 
recently discovered I have hemorrhoids. I 
think I now scream louder on the toilet, 
then I ever did on an exercycle. I'mback at 
it. Scaring the hell out of my neighbors. 
Oh well. Nick, my step-dad, told me I 
should try Preparation H. I did. It tastes 
awful. Whatever. 

Take My Life, Please. 

1. Our web site is up and great and at 
www.furious-george.com My e-mail is 
still furygeo@aol.com 

2. We (Furious George), played with a 
great band from Long Island called 2 Man 
Advantage a couple of weeks ago. They 
are complete and utter hockey punk, and 
their "Coach" rules. Anyway, while there, 
I hung out with Rich from the fanzine, 
"Under The Volcano". While remember- 
ing the great Timmy Yo, an ashtray moved 
by itself. People got scared, but I was 
happy to even THINK that it could be the 
spirit of Tim. When I asked Tim to move 
the ashtray again, he did. It moved. Now, 
after reading this column, I have a feeling 
he is gonna throw it at my head. I think he 
hated Slayer. Oh well. Punk rock, Tim! 

3. New records I got that are good include 
ones from Dick Army, a comp called 
Tombstone Park, The Bullys, The Bad 
Popes, The Heartdrops, The Action Swing- 
ers, L.E.S. Stitches, and much more. 

4. The Furious/Curious George battle is 
still going on. Man, I fucking hate large 



corporations. Except Sony. I do love The 
Play Station. Punk Rock! 




Ihaven't written a scene report about 
"exotic" locations for a while (the last was 
Korea /China) as I'm currently working 
in Northern Uganda and there's much of 
a scene to report about in these traditional 
African busnland areas. But I thought I'd 
share with you a bit of information about 
new and not-so-new record releases from 
"out-of-the-way" scenes, as I have the 
feeling these are not covered well enough 
by MRR, despite the fact I believe there's 
still an interest among the most adventur- 
ous part of our readership to try to find 
out aoout these rare slabs of vinyl or CDs .. . 

I'll first start with View Beyond 
Records out of the Czech Republic, which 
as far as I know were never reviewed by 
MRR, despite a lot of astonishing stuff: 
they recently released ESCATOFAGIA 
7", total political grindcore from Bolivia, a 
real scoop! Older good stuff included a 
Malaysian punk/HC comp 7" (with THE 
BOLLOCKS and others: by the way, the 
BOLLOCKS will release soon their 2nd 7" 
on DIY records of Japan! I heard the ad- 
vance tape, and it's better than ever! Not 
to be missed!), the Turkish HC split 7" 
with RADICAL NOISE and NECROSIS, 
and a 7" by Ecuador's grindnoise legend- 
ary band RUIDO DE ODIO (View Be- 
yond, c/o Pavel Tusl, PO Box 26, 34901 
Stribro, Czech Republic). 

Then comes Darbouka records out 
of France, with punk releases from Latvia 
(the split 7" 33 LYETNYI PODONOK/ 
VONOSONOLOPPUS), Lithuania (MAR- 
ICHUANA 7"), Turkey (the RASHIT/ ASK 
IT WHY split 7"), Brazil and lately the 
"Panama HC/punk" comp 7" (4 bands) 
and the split 7" between KONTRA LA 
PARE (Uruguay) andPETROGRAD (Lux- 
embourg). Their next production will be a 
PICHISMO 7" (Ukrainian anarcho-punk 
with Esperanto lyrics)! (Darbouka, c/o 
Fred Brahim, 17 rue de la foret, 67340 
Menchhoffen, France). Fred also distrib- 
utes Tian An Men 89 releases and has a 
huge exotic mailorder catalog. 

Strange Culture records (PO Box 
13391, 50808 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) is 
releasing CD's by local punk/HC/oi 
bands. I know of AK PROJECT CD (HC) 
and THE OFFICIAL CD (oi skins from 



Johor Bahru)- More stuff is or will be out 
soon. 

40124 in Indonesia released last year 
the first comp CD of local HC/punk bands, 
and a second comp, HC/ grind is on its 
way: c/oRichardMutter,SukasenangIII/ 
4, Bandung 40124, Indonesia; e-mail: 
rev40124@indosat.net.id. Straits records 
in Singapore is into the local HC scene 
with 2 releases to date: "Rage Genera- 
tion" comp CD and THE JABS mini-CD 
(c/o Abdul Khalid, Blk 225 #07-58, Pasir 
Ris St 21, Singapore 510225). 

Profane Existence Far East, after the 
great 3"CD of Korean punk, "Here We 
Stand", ispreparing, in collaboration with 
Tian An Men 89 records the first all-Asian 
punk comp CD, which will include bands 
from Japan, Korea, Cnina, Hong Kong, 
Macau, Malaysia, Indonesia, and maybe 
the Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan: 
interested bands from these 3 countries, 
contact: Izumi Kubo, 35 Sannaicho, Sen- 
nyuji, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto 605, Japan; 
e-mail: hatethem@stones.com. Of course 
any punk band from Thailand, Mongolia, 
Vietnam, Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia, 
etc is also welcome to contact them or 
myself (at: Luk Haas, c/o ICRC - Uganda, 
19 avenue de la Paix, 1202 Geneva, Swit- 
zerland). 

We continue with a trip to a forgot- 
ten frozen archipelago, situated between 
Iceland and Scotland: the Faroe Islands. 
Technically belonging to Denmark but 
with a strong self-governing system and 
their own language, related to Icelandic 
and the archaic viking dialects. If you ever 
wondered what kind of scene they had, 
you can now discover it from A to Z 
thanks to the only local label, Tutl records 
(Tutl, Reynagota 12, 100 Torshavn, Faroe 
Islands; e-mail: rutl@olivant.fo). The label 
specializes in local bands/artists only, 
from ethnic to jazz, but has also a fair 
number of rock/underground stuff, 
among which I recommend you: 2 issues 
of "Rock i Foroyum" compilation CDs, 
the 2nd one being a double! Regrouping 
basically all rock bands on the islands, 
means a variety of styles, from pop to 
thrash, but a really interesting overview. 
Another interesting local band is MOLD, 
with 2 CDs out, but check their huge 
catalog. Kristian, the guy running it is 
really cool. 

In Hong Kong, BLACKBIRD'S new 
CD "Before The Storm" is out, I've yet to 
listen to it but no doubt it'll be another 
milestone in Hong Kong's music history 
(Guo Da-nian, PO Box 25244, Harbour 
Building, Hong Kong; e-mail: 
lenguo@artivist.org, or 

blkbrd@tribal.com.hk). I heard of 2 punk 
7" released in Ecuador by a local label: 
KAQS (the local band, not the Peruvian, 
the Paraguayan, the Brazilian or the Chil- 



ean ones, looks like a popular name, huh?) 
andNOTOKEN.Excellentstuff,butIdon't 
have the address with me, so good luck. 
I'll finish by news about my own 
Tian An Men 89 records, my releases are 
out once a year only as I do one-year long 
missions abroad: between Afghanistan 
and Uganda, I released last year BLACK- 
BIRD (Hong Kong) 1st vinyl, a 7", RET- 
SEPTI 7" (historical recordings from the 
first Georgian undergroundband), "Injak 
Balik!" comp 7" (Indonesian punk/HC, 9 
bands), "Sindrome Colonial" a split 7" 
with 2 Macau punk bands (LA HAINE 
and EASTERN RED), and "Last Call For 
The Lost Scenes vol.1" comp 7" (with for- 
gotten bands from Albania, Jordan, Mada- 
S;ascar and Reunion Island). The 1998 re- 
eases should be out by November/De- 
cember and will hopefully include a 
Beijing/China punk comp 7" (with 69, 
BRAIN FAILURE, NEW PANTS and 
UNDERBABY), a posthumous 7" by BUT- 
ABIKA BOYS (the first and only punk 
band in Uganda), a vol.2 of the "Lost 
Scenes" series (withhopefully KAOS from 
Paraguay, VANDALS from Malta, IN- 
FLATE from Moldova, PINK DAEMON 
from Brunei and a band from Kazakh 
stan: if anybody out there was in the con- 
cerned bands or has a clue about their 
whereabouts today, please contact me!) 
I'll be in Zimbabwe mid-July, so I 
might end up with a Zimbabwean punk 
7", who knows... until then, feel free to 
write at either addresses : Luk Haas, 28 
rue de Soultz, 67100 Strasbourg, France; 
or Luk Haas, c/o ICRC - Uganda, 19 ave- 
nue de la Paix, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland; 
you can also contact me through e-mail 
until around September 25th at 
icrcug@imul.com, but don't forget to in- 
dicate my name in the subject line, or else 
I won't get the message! Thanks. 




AMERICAN CULTURE... 
HOW SHALLOW CAN WE GET? 

World War II, the allies made the 
world safe for "democracy"... and greed, 
capitalism, and the most ecologically self- 
destructive idea ever. ..the "born to con- 
sume" way of life. The assembly line life- 
style, bloated with it's own trash and ready 
to burst. First, war sparks and ignites the 
economy like hell, bringing in lots of mon- 
ey for everyone, except the soldiers who 



are being used as pawns and dying over 
seas, that is. No more depression, more 
jobs for everyone (the new jobs came from 
the need to make the guns, tanks, and 
bombs not normally needed during peace 
time), everyone has a job, how fabulous! 
Now the wars over. Time to close down 
all the excess factories we built to make 
guns, bombs, and tanks. People lose jobs, 
economy goes back to normal. 

Now the American government, be- 
ing the greedy organization it is, doesn't 
like the idea of the economy going back to 
the low profit, normal economy; money is 
involved, and it wants to stay in a typical 
war-economy, which is very profitable. 
So, what eventually happens? Gradually, 
the American public was literally con- 
verted (by the companies) to a consuming 
- based society where it is more fun for 
people to go out and buy hordes of expen- 
sive, useless shit than it is for them to go 
for a walk (or run naked) in the woods. 
We can see the obvious effects of this 
conversion, like the infatuation people 
have been taught to have with shopping 
and buying (then later discarding and 
throwing in the trash). 

To understand the great change that 
American culture went through after 
World War II, I must describe what it was 
like before and after the war. Before the 
war, things were build to last, a lot of 
people didn't mind doing chores, farm 
work, household labor, etc. by hand and 
things were a lot more d.i.y., people went 
to the store to buy the things that they 
needed, not to stuff themselves and get 
off on shopping and buying like they do 
now. Advertising also wasn't anywhere 
near as deceptive as it is now. Ads were 
made to simply give information, not to 
brainwash people to buy a product. Busi- 
ness was a lot different, and it all didn't 
revolve so much around money. But after 
the war, the companies found out they 
liked the war-economy lifestyle better, 
since it brought them more money, more 
money than they would ever need. 

So, for a minute, pretend you're a 
money-hungry scum fuck like a corpo- 
rate ex-o, now what is one way that you 
could get people to shop more and buy 
more? Well, if products are built to last, 
than people won't need to shop as much 
because the things won't break as much 
or as easily, so in order to increase profit, 
you build things cheaply, so people will 
have to shop more to buy new products, 
and not only that, but you turn the busi- 
ness industry into a bloodhound compe- 
tition between companies, each in a race 
to sell more useless products to the pub- 
lic, and you get the mindless public to buy 
your products by convincing them that 
they need it. You make chinsey ads, and 
the if the people are dumb enough to 



believe them, they'll fall for it, and you 
now have yourself more customers. Voi- 
la. 

You basically use the public as pawns to 
make you as much money as possible. 
The point of your business is no longer to 
supply people with needed things, but to 
over supply them with shit they don't 
need, thus bringing yourself more mon- 
ey. 

Shopping soon became the newest 
fad, and spending your money on lots of 
useless, expensive things meant success. 
Yum, materialism. Things like cutting veg- 
etables, opening aluminum cans, and 
washing dishes could now be done by 
expensive machines which contributed to 
a waste of money and a waste of resourc- 



es. 



Slowly the false "American dream" 
of having expensive things, hot cars, and 
living in a suburban house with a nice job 
is built. Companies began to wave the 
new way of life in front of people's faces . 
Many human tasks were now replaced 
with electrical appliances. People were 
convinced that buying these electrical ap- 
pliances would make life easier and more 
worthwhile, that it would give them more 
time to spend with family, etc. 

They were wrong. "Convenience" 
was now the newest drug. People got 
addicted to it and spent, spent, spent. 
People no longer wanted the satisfaction 
of doing things themselves or being self- 
sufficient, they wanted CONVENIENCE 
and LUXURY. 

IT then took off from there. And as 
things started to get more convenient, the 
earth started to die. Resources were being 
raped and trash was finally starting to do 
nothing but pile up year after year. People 
ignored it., sadly. Then the factory and 
assembly line were integrated into soci- 
ety, on a large basis. People stopped car- 
ing about each other as much, society was 
turned into a self-centered, self-destruc- 
tive stack of shit about to topple over on 
itself. 

You think this a myth, huh? Okay, 
look around your room, how much shit 
do you have that you really do not need? 
Think of all the plastics and useless toys 
that you bought for a a couple dollars to 
place on your shelf and collect dust. Things 
you don't use that often, or never use at 
all. Electric appliances that you could make 
do with out or that complete a task that 
you could do by yourself, manually? These 
things are practically useless dust collec- 
tors. Hold that thought. Now think of all 
the materials it took to make all these 
useless knickknacks that you were 
dragged into buying because of their pret- 
ty packaging or colorful box. Now add to 
that the factories, machines, workers, and 
transportation it took to get each and ev- 



ery one of those useless items to you. And 
now for the most astonishing thought of 
the day, think of WHERE all these re- 
sources and materials that were used to 
make the products came from. Guess? 
They sure didn't fall from the fucking sky. 
They came from the earth! And where 
will they end up in five years after you're 
done masturbating with them? they'll 
end up in a landfill. Gathered en masse 
with billions of others jus t like them. And .. . 
where do we get the land for landfills? 
CHOP CHOP!! We cut down forests and 
destroy habitats to make room for the shit 
heaps of our trash. 

This is where earth's resources end 
up after humans get to them. Unless 
they're recycled, these things' "life cycle" 
is a straight line, where in nature, every- 
thing's life cycle is in a circle, and every- 
thing 

goes back to the earth very quickly. This 
linear pattern that humans have created 
for the earth's resources is destructive as 
hell and is basically the same as commit- 
ting ecological suicide, something that 
countries like the u.s.a. and china seem to 
be very good at. 

The total American population only 
makes up 5% of the total world popula- 
tion, which doesn't seem like much, right? 
But the American population uses 33% of 
ALL THE WORLDS RESOURCES. So, sta- 
tistics show that the ecological drain (drain 
meaning the trash that the average Amer- 
ican puts out and the resources he/she 
takes up including clothing, all the plastic 

Eackaging that comes with everything 
e/she buys, housing, cars, paper prod- 
ucts, computers, food, gas /oil, land space, 
etc.) that one average American takes up 
is equal to the drain that 56 people in a 
developing country takes up. 

" Since world war II we have built a 
society hooked, both economically and 
psychologically, on consuming. Econom- 
ically we have put ourselves in a position, 
where, if people decide to keep their cars 
an extra year beforebuying a new one, the 
automobile industry is sent into chaos 
and the entire country into recession. Psy- 
chologically, consuming has become an 
end in itself through the achievements of 
advertising. Many of us are continually in 
a vague state of wanting, which is mo- 
mentarily calmed by shopping, but which 
quickly returns. We accumulate more and 
more stuff, mostly on credit, taking capi- 
tal away from the productive capacity of 
the country. In the end, we are surround- 
ed my endless consumer goods that prom- 
ise youth and beauty, but which mostly 
leave us in debt. 

- the little green book 
Most of the luxuries and so called com- 
forts of life are not only not indispensable, 
but positive hindrances of the elevation of 



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(Note to readers: this scene report was 
written in January 1998, sorry it took so long to 
get printed...) 

I'll start in my home town, Newcastle, 
where the Bigg Market (a collection of pubs) was 
voted 8th-best in a World nightlife guide. Half 
bottles of lager - £3, pints of piss- £2.50, gangster 
landlords, protection rackets, toilets like Beirut 
and queues a mile long, with music that would 
send a Chinese athlete to sleep. Sounds great eh? 

So what do people with any idea of CUL- 
TURE do then? Well, there are plenty of pubs 
that cater to a mixture of people, but the only one 
where you're likely to hear punk rock is The 
Percy, a bikers' pub with a great Saturday night 
DJ (Wayne), who plavs everything from NOFX 
to THE MACC LADS and HARD SKIN (oh 
what fun to see the faces of straying 'businessmen' 
types!). It's opposite the Haymarket bus station, 
but dress restrictions (or the lack of them) mean 
that punks are spread out over ten pubs, with 
some keeping their cash until Sundays where 
Luckies and the 3 Bulls Heads do cheap 
drinks. 

Shops-wise it's a waste of time. Volume 
(who put out TOY DOLLS and UPROAR stuff 
in the 80's) went down the pan, and although Haz 
from there opened his own shop (Surface Noise, 
in Ridley Place, near City Hall) the choice is 
limited (mainly the more 'famous' US stuff like 
DESCENDENTS etc). Other shops are full of 
indie and chart shit, and second hand shops live 
in a record collector fantasy-land. Old Hitz 
(Newgate St), was the best of the lot, but then 2 
blokes who worked there left, and the owner even 
started refusing to cough up cash for "sale or 
return" deals (some dating back nearly 2 years)... 

Gigs, however are much more promising. 
Anti Fascist Action held a great Xmas Party 
where RED ALERT, RED LONDON. WRITE 
OFFS, JOCKNEY REJECTS & ELLAS DUST 
played. It was heaving, a good atmosphere and 
£170 was raised for AFA. 

Bigger bands are now being catered for by 
RAMPAGE guitarist Robbie (27 Linden, Bea- 
con Lough Est East, Gateshead) so any bands 
with their eye on the support slot to the likes of 
ANVVL, send him a tape. The venue is Rock- 
shots on Waterloo St. 

RAMPAGE incidentally, have a recent 
demo out. Powerful '82 style punk with a hea\y 
edge, produced by Rob Blamire (PENETRA- 
TION). Send Robbie a couple of quid and it's 
yours. I have just heard they are touring with 
ANWL. 

Anyway, enough about Newcastle- most of 
you will probably never even visit the place-you 
certainly won't find any jobs up here- so what's 
happening around the country? 



Well the old school are still going strong. ANTI 
NOWHERE LEAGUE have an impressive new 
album out on German labels (the CD's on Im- 
pact, the vinyl on Knockout) entitled "Scum". It 
has a lovely cover taking the piss out of the 2.2 kids 
nuclear family, and the music is mostly 1st LP 
type stuff, with a great CHER cover version! 

PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BA- 
BIES have a new CD out, "Alien Pubduction" 
which, although not perfect in the production 
department, is certainly no let down, with titles 
like "Meet me at the all night offy". Musically, 
never reaching the heights of "Mr Mortgage", 
but on the whole, more consistent than "Super- 
models"... 

And, as if you needed me to tell you, 
COCK SPARRER wrap up their career with 
"Two Monkeys" CD/LP on Bitzcore (Germany) 
which is on par with "Guilty as Charged", but 
perhaps a bit too 'pub-rock' in places ("Bats Out" 
is almost embarrassing!). A new 'best of (covering, 




in one form or other, everything from "England" 
to new LP tracks) is available on Dr. Strange 
(USA), entitled "Bloody Minded". 

For obsessive nostalgics, your yearly fix, 
Holidays in the Sun Year 3, returns to last 
years venue, The Dome at Morecambe. A 
wise choice (run-down sea-side resorts being a 
good place for booze and food bargains, and no 
pathetic "no readmittance" rules like there were 
at an all dayer in London's Forum, surely the 
worst venue in the world?). So book your hols for 
24th-26th July and ring 1 2 1-244 3727 for more 
details. 

On a smaller scale too, the UK punk ma- 
chine steamrollers on. I won't mention the 
THOUSANDS of middle class teenyboppers who 
unashamedly try to copy GREEN DAY. Safe, 
conformist wankers with throwaway lyrics and 
not a hint of individuality are, to me, an insult to 
the spirit of punk rock. So we'll stick to the real 
world for now... 

New Oi band ON FILE (Hedgy. 47 Fi- 
navon PI, Dundee, DD4 9DY, Scotland) are due 
out 3 tracks on the new "Punks Skins and Her- 



berts" on Helen of Oi. Look out especially for the 
classic "When we were kids"... Label owner Bob 
has, in the meantime, been kept busy with 7"s 
from GOBSMAKT (streerpunk band from New 
Zealand) and ZERO TOLERANCE from Lon- 
don who play brilliant Oi influenced punk along 
the lines of CONTEMPT and OXYMORON. 
They include Clara (ex PMT) in their ranks, and 
their 7" is called "Sick of You". Their singer 
recently died thanks to the evils of excess drink- 
ing, but they still press on, and a benefit gig raised 
over £100 for Martin's family. Contact Clara/ 
Simon, 22A Chatsworth Rd, Lower Clapton, 
London E5 OLP. Send £2.50 incl post for the 7". 
You can contact Helen of Oi at 35 Becton Lane, 
Barton on Sea, New Milton, BH25 7AB. 

Suspect Device, the long running fan- 
zine, is now also one of the most cheap, reliable 
and respected record labels, and has recendy 
released a split EP by EXTERNAL MENACE 
and RECTIFY, priced £2 from SD Records, PO 
Box 295, Southampton, SOU 1LW. Add £1 & 
large SAE for their latest fanzine (packed with 
reading). 

THE TONE have a great 7" out on Rug- 
ger Bugger (PO Box 357, London, SE19 IAD). 
They are a new band who mix the sound of THE 
CLASH, SPECIALS and SUICIDE MA- 
CHINES, and include in their ranks 2 members 
of SCHWARTZENEGGAR. Rugger Bugger 
also have a cheap list of records/CDs. 
Another dirt cheap distro is BALD CACTUS, 
PO Box HP171, Leeds, W. Yorks, LS6 1XX, 
mainly dealing in anarcho records, tapes, zines 
and books. DOG ON A ROPE, who play great 
early 80's punk can be contacted at the same 
address, and are due an LP out. 

RED FLAG 77 (whose own songs are just 
as good as the classics they cover) also have an LP 
in the works, and have just released an.EP with 
LOVEJUNK with some ADICTS covers on it. 

MERCYLESS COP (Alan, 34 Barnes 
Cres, Sutton in Ashfield, Notts) have demos and 
t-shirts out, and are due a CD release. They 
feature mad frontman Alan from the FORK 
HUNTS, plus an APOCALYPSE BABYS mem- 
ber, and very good fans of the Old Bill! 

Punk for Pussys are 3 hard working 
lasses, promoting gigs to raise money for the local 
CAT PROTECTION LEAGUE. They invite 
bands who will play for expenses to contact them 
via Mand, 13 VVednesbury Rd, Caldmore, Wal- 
sall, W. Midlands, WS1 3RU. They have 2 com- 
pilations (C90's) out for £2 each and Vol 2 comes 
with a booklet and features classics from AIR- 
BOMB, ROAD RAGE and ADULESCENTS 
UK, amongst others. 

The above 3 bands are particular faves of 
mine. ADULESCENTS UK play original tune- 
ful punk that brings to mind the best "one-off' 
late 70's bands. Check out their split EP with 
German band PISSED SPITZELS on Nasty 
Vinyl (Germany). "Margaret Thatcher's on the 
dole" with it's first class melody and cheeky lyrics 
("I saw Dennis bringing in the coal"!) is one of the 
best songs ever. 

AIRBOMB (Dave Easterling, 30A Ro- 
neo Corner, Hornchurch, Essex) are a fantastic 
singalong (but hard edged band with first class 
musicianship, who will by now have a CD out on 
Retch Records. Think the best of early 80's punk- 
only better! 

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when they eventually began to write songs (ie 
circa "Enough to Make You Sick'V'Two Fingers 
in The Air Punk Rock"), with a bit of early 
ENGLISH DOGS and Oi choruses thrown in. 
Their CD on Bomb Factory, barring a few aver- 
age tracks, is top notch obnoxious punk. Trouble 
is they're too obnoxious to answer letters so I'm 
fucked if I'll waste your time printing their ad- 
dress! 

Tony of Bomb Factory/Step One (PO 
Box 21, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 7ZZ) continues 
to be busy. Recent releases from COMBAT 
SHOCK and PUS (late 80's style anarcho- not 
my cup of tea), FAT SKINS (touring 
mates with ANTI HEROS, with a similar I 
sound but leaning a bit too much towards 1 
a NYHC sound for my liking) sit along- I 
side Vol. 3 of "Oi it's a World Invasion", I 
and due out any minute there's a Hunt 2*S 
Sabs benefit. Sadly, all these are on CD, 
which I'd normally criticize, but when 
you consider how many times Tony's 
vinyl plant has fucked him over (OP- 
PRESSED LPs that jump,TRUTH DE- 
CAY white vinyls as bent as a New La- K A 
bour politician, and strange scratchy nois- % ::j 
es on the first pressing of CONTEMPT'S 
LP), you can't really blame him! 

Another excellent, cheap, reliable 
label is Smoking Troll (Pete Roberts, 
48 Llwyn Beuno, Bontnewydd, Caernar- 
von, LL55 2UH) who've just released 
RAGGITY ANNE's new CD. and new 
ones by JUMPIN LAND MINES and 
APOCALYPSE BABYS. And after a bit 
goading by myself, Pete will soon be en- 
tering the vinyl market! Send SAE/IRC 
for his excellent newsletter. 

APOCALYPSE BABYS them- 
selves are flogging a load of gear (Con- 
tact- C. Goodwin, 23 Monsal Dr., Sth Norman- 
ton, Derbyshire, DE55 2BG) incl a reissue of 
debut EP "Dance Till You Drop" (£2.50), USA 
import "Local Heroes" EP(£3.50), and German 
import "Apocalypse Now" (not new songs, just 
some of the best from their 1st 2 CDs)-£2.50. If 
you like yer SLF type punk with thoughtful lyrics 
then this is the band to check out. 

Fanzine wise. Cod Eye (Rob, 3 1 Marrick 
Rd, Park End, Middlesbro. Cleveland, TS3 7SB) 
is a hilarious read & features THE DAMNED, 
UK SUBS, and BUS STATION LOONIES. 
Here's a geezer who got barred from the local 
nightclub for throwing a nazi down the stairs 
(then beating up the bouncer!) and who set alight 
to one at a UK SUBS gig- so he's not scared to 
speak his mind. .It's worth your 50p & SAE alone 
to see Dave Vanian being asked "What happened 
to the bird shit in your hair?"!! 

Control is still going, at least for the mo- 
ment (Stu is considering just doing an internet 
version- Email him at stu@kontrol.demon.co.UK) 
so if you've got good eyesight, send £1 & SAE to 
Box 999, 26A Hooks Hall Dr., Dagenham, Essex, 
RM10 7BL Chocca full of top notch interviews 
with punk/Oi bands. 

But by far the best zine at the moment is 
Suffragette written in a style that is pure 77. 
Brutally honest, totally unique and hilarious. Send 
77p & SAE for the latest issue to Peter, Wolfs Lair. 
1 1 Cromwell Rd.Northwood Park, Wolverhamp- 
ton, WV 10 8AA. 

Filth is not a zine, but an over-the-top 




comic. Sick humour and swearing galore for 90p 
from Filth Products, 25 Pirbright Rd, London, 
SW 1 8 5NB. Artist Rob found fame recently when 
he was arrested for walking through Soho at 
midnight with a "Jesus is a cunt" (CRADLE OF 
FILTH) t-shirt on! Apparently 'someone' took 
offense (I guess ClifTRichard fans must party late 
in such an area?!) and he was charged and fined 
under an ancient blasphemy law. The bizarre 
sequence of events was covered in metal mag 
Kerrang, and the band's label compensated 
him, though you could argue he deserved THE 
ROPE for promoting such a sad band! Eager to 




impress his local constabularv. Rob is now in a 
band called THROWBRICKS AT COPPERS, 

who play DISCHARGE type stuff with anarcho 
lyrics. 

Class War is back! It originally folded 
after more and more of it became written by 
intellectual theorists and history teacher types 
which bored readers enough to stop buying it. 
New Class War is written more in the style of 
early issues, with violence and humour a priority, 
and Ian Bone and chums now do a small mag 
called Animal. Each issue has a theme, and is 
well written. 5 first class stamps to PO Box 467, 
London, E8 3QZ. £1 gets you Mew Class War 
from same address. 

There are hundreds more bands and pub- 
lications which I haven't time to list here-there 
hasn't been as much punk rock activity since the 
early 80's when a mad dictator had just came to 
power. And that leads us to my not-so-happy 
ending.. 

In May last year, New Labour swept to 
power. The Tories were humiliated. They are 
now in such a crisis that the TV programme 
Friday Night Armistice decided to test how des- 
perate they were for members. They sent to their 
local Torv HQ_ one bloke dressed as DARTH 
VADER, one bloke dressed as an URBAN TER- 
RORIST (complete with hand grenade!), and 
one half naked bloke wearing only his under- 
pants, to ask if they could join the Tory Party. 
There was also a written application purporting 
to be from Myra Hindley, Durham Prison (the 



moors murderer!).. .and all except the half naked 
man were ACCEPTED!! (HE was told to come 
back tomorrow'!!). Hilarious. And other parties 
of the ruling class (BNP etc) seem to be on their 
last legs too. But have their rich backers gone 
away? No! They have simply diverted their mon- 
ey to New Labour, and Tony Blair is gonna make 
sure he keeps their 'bribes' coming. 

He's already made a start. Ministerial jobs 
in the Social Security department went to Harriet 
Harman and Frank Field, one a clueless toff, the 
other an out and out fascist, then Blair sent them 
on a fact finding mission to the fascist state of 
Wisconsin, USA. Harriet described the Tories' 
plans to cut single mothers' benefits by £10 week 
as "cruel" before gaining power and pushing the 
same plans through! Any DECENT Labour MPs 
who dared vote against this were threatened with 
the sack, yet a massive rebellion still ensued- sadly 
not enough to stop it. And the very same week, 
Tony "We must save taxpayer's money" Blair 
was holding a champagne party at Number 10, 
costing £3000, and paid for by.. .guess who? And 
in the same budget that the £10 cut was men- 
tioned, GORDON BROWN(SHIRT), the Chan- 
cellor, announced a big Corporation Tax cut to 
benefit huge companies! 

The minimum wage, meanwhile, has been 
conveniently "forgotten" about, and the next big 
idea is the New Deal. This is where the long term 
unemployed (initially only those aged 18-24) are 
offered 4 options or, if they refuse, their dole will 
be stopped. Full details of two of these are not yet 
clear, but of the other two, one is voluntary work, 
and one is community work, each paying £62 a 
week (Blair and his wife have no fear though-their 
combined weekly wage is £6000!!). 

Next, the disabled are to face New La- 
bour's wrath. How low can they get? Well they've 
already accepted a million quid from Formula 
One's boss in order to 'exempt' motor sports from 
a ban on cigarette advertising (the bribe had to be 
handed back after the media found out!), the son 
of Home Secretary Jack Straw (policy-set M15 
loose on drug dealers) was exposed as an erm ... drug 
dealer (the reporter was arrested, Straw Junior 
was let off with a caution!!), and when a vote to 
ban fox hunting was won convincingly, Blair 
refused to allow it parliamentary time, thus stop- 
ping it from becoming law. (He had more impor- 
tant things to get through, like bills to rob the 
poor). 

Meanwhile local services (from nurseries to 
day centres to, public toilets to public transport 
subsidies) face more savage cuts than ever (at a 
time when Council Tax bills are estimated to rise 
a whopping 1 per cent-3 times what workers will 
get 
in wage rises!). 

Some say the Tories didn't lose the elec- 
tion. I say the BNP won it. And yet Blair has the 
nerve to call himself a "Christian"! 

Before I go, just a plug for my distro Sav- 
age Amusement which sells all kinds of punk 
(but mainly Oi and 77/82 influenced stuff), from 
name bands to new bands at cheap prices.. SAE 
or IRC for the huge list. I also do "HagP' zine(issue 
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Bands: VANILLA have an EP out on La 
Libre Expression and an LP on Pyrrhus from 
Belgium. They play Ebullition-style emo. New 
LP out soon on Conquer the World Records, but 
I'm not sure if they're still around. 

UNDONE split up for good. ANOMIE 
split up, though they have a posthumous split EP 
with ACTIVE MINDS out soon on Sacro Egois- 
mo. HEYOKA (punk-rock), SCRAPS (hard- 
core), COCHEBOMBA(crust/HC), STORM- 
CORE (heavy metal), AHLMSA (HC), AHOR- 
CADOS (punk-rock). LEE MAJORS (aka 
CAUSE'N'EFFECT), SAPO (experimental HC), 
EXISTENCE (HC) and FILTHY CHARITY 
(one of the oldest French bands (crust/metal)) all- 
split up. 




Ex-PEU ETRE have started ALCATRAZ 
same style I guess (political emo). THE GIMP 
(melodic punk/HC) have two demos out, but 
recently lost their singer (Francois, ex-ORlGlNAL 
DISEASE). KOCHlSE's first LP is getting reis- 
sued on CD with HAINE BRIGADE'S LP (old 
French political HC from the mid-eighties). AT- 
TENTAT SONORE will be featured on my two 
new CD compilations (punk-HC with a drum 
machine and dual vocals). OPSTAND are a kick 
ass thrashcore band from Bordeaux, they have an 
EP out. as well as a split with SPAZZ (aargh!) and 
one with SEEIN' RED. RAWNESS' split min- 



iCD is sold out but has been re-released on tape 
by a Spanish label (with their 2 wonderful demos 
as a bonus!) They have a split EP and an EP out 
soon and play melodic HC. Ex-ENOLA GAY 
now play in DISBEER (CD out this summer). 
LEGITIME DEFONCE (punk/HC) have 2 
albums out on Panx. PRIMITrV' BUNKO 
(crust!) should have a new records out soon. 

MELMOR play punk with folk influenc- 
es. They are having a break but should be back by 
the summer. MASS MURDERERS are punk 
(ha!— two CD's, one live 10" out). DISRUP- 
TIVE ELEMENT play old style HC and have 
one Ep out, they're working on a full-length CD. 
Newer bands include RIGHT FOR 
LIFE (HC, one LP out and one split EP with 
SPOONFUL (technical NYHC)), ASIDE (crust/ 
punk, lots of split EPs out soon),JEAN SEBERG 
(thrashcore, Slap a Ham style — records out soon), 
UNEVEN (HC), MURDER ONE (grind, ex- 
INNOCENT BLOOD), EMMA'HO (grind). 
LOBO'S TRIBE (HC), MIND INTRUSION 
(HC), and HEADWAY (metal/HC). 

That's it for bands. Of course there's more, 
but these are the ones who have put out records. 
Read zines if you want info on more unknown 
ones, OK? 

Zines: there are no zines in English around 
here apart from Sanjam, but I'll drop three 
names: Earthquake, France's biggest and more 
regular punk/ HC/ Oi zine (in French — over 50 
issues out!) and My Word Is..., a free zine in 
both English and French. Le Voyageur is a 
newsletter full of international scene reports, in 
both English and French (issue 3 out now). Sanjam 
#5 recently came out with interviews, opinions 
expressed by various scenesters and more. 

Labels: NewWave are still around. They 
have now decided to concentrate oh 7" by female 
punk-rock-HC-thrash bands; send them your 
demo! They've put out the "Gore Gore Girls" 7" 
comp series. Panx recently put out many records 
including an AHORC ADOS EP. a BAD TASTE 
EP, a NOTHING MORE EP and various inter- 
nationalpunk/HC/grindEP's..Darboukaputs 
out records with bands from far-off countries like 
Lithuania, Brazil, Latvia, Turkey, etc. Sanjam 
put out a CD compilation with four melodic HC/ 
punk bands, ASIDE's EP will be out soon (fast 
political HC). Maloka should put out the CD 
featuringKOCHISE'sandHAINEBRIGADE's 
first LPs. and the RAWNESS' EP. Stonehenge 
put out UNDONE's and FINGERPRINT'S 
records as well as stuff by IVICH, E-150, etc. 
They're planning a European HC compilation. 
A couple new labels are getting started and many 
people are, at last, starting to react against the 
recent demise of the punk-HC scene. The months 
to come should see the birth of many great projects. 
Check out Limo Life, Holy Fury, Revolu- 
tion, Le Brun/Le Roux, Praxis, Chaos 
City Core, Bad Cards, etc. 

And now onto some personal plugs., (did 
ya really think I was doing this for free ?!?) I write 
the International Straight-Edge Bulletin 
(in English). Already 24 issues are out, available 
for 3 dollars each. It's about 40 pages (small 
format) full of international reports, news, re- 
views, articles, ramblings and interviews, I need 
more penpals from far off countries, so if you're 
punk/SxE and live in Asia, Africa or South Amer- 
ica please get in touch! Also available from me is 
the RAWNESS/ PERSONAL CHOICE mini 



CD. (fast- no bullshit HC with intelligent socially 
aware lyrics. Only G copies left!). Out now is a new 
HC comp featuring 7 international bands (XAC- 
TO. PERSONAL CHOICE, SC, STONE- 
WALL. MEANSTREAM. AUTOCONTROL, 
BY ALL MEANS), 70 minutes and a 40 page- 
booklet, $13 ppd. I have also put out 3 interna- 
tional punk/ HC tape compilations ($5 ppd). Also 
out is a PARIAPUNK/FINAL BLAST discogra- 
phy CD (old French punk) and New Days Rising: 
a punk-HC compilation featuring 8 international 
bands. Out next: a French Hardcore compilation 
with 25 bands! If you would, like to check out any 
of the above bands or labels, buy this comp 
because they will all be featured on it, and it'll 
come with a fat booklet on recycled paper. I also 
run a punk/ HC/ SxE/ crust distribution with 
records from around the globe, send a stamp! 
Next time I could also try to tell you about social, 
political or animal rights stuff, just tell me if you 
think it would be interesting... 

For more info on French stuff and for 
contact addresses feel free to write us. We also 
wish to help travelers. We can put you up, show 
you around, etc.. But only punk/ HC people 
please. Take care, Yann. 

I'll just drop a few distro names (the biggest 
and most reliable). Libre Expression, Kim- 
berly, Acts of Defiance, NewWave, Panx, 
Bad Cards, Boisleve, Punk as Fuck, San- 
jam, Maloka, etc... 

Some Addresses: Earquake, Fred Leca. Le 
menil, 88160 le thillot. 

Panx, BP 5058. 31033 Toulouse cedex. 

Paris report: Le Kiosk, 2 1 (er rue \ oltaire. 
75011 Paris (anarchopunk infoshop); Librairie 
paralleles. 47 rue Saint Honore, 75001 Paris 
(alternative record, book and zine shop); and 
Librairie Publico. 1 15 rue Amelot, 75011 Paris 
(anarchist library). 

Lyon report: La gryfl'e. 5 rue S. Gryphe, 
69007 Lyon (anarchist library) 

Y. Boisleve/ BP 7523/ 35075 Rennes ce- 
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Workers in Puerto Rico are in urgent need of 
your solidarity. Since June 18, 6,400 Puerto 
Rico Telephone Company (PRTC) workers 
have been on an indefinite strike in protest 
against the government's plan to sell this state- 
owned company to US-based GTE corporation. 



HOMELESS RIGHTS ABUSE 
IH CANADA 

A clear message was delivered last 
month in Old City Hall's Courtroom 
E, Prison terms not social change are 
the solution to homeless people seek- 
ing spare change on Toronto Transit 
Commission (TTC) property. 

The TTC had 24 different charges of 
"Solicit on TTC Property" on June 26, 
as well as numerous loitering charges. 
TTC Crown Kevin Wiedekowski 
sought fines as high as $1,000 and 
probation orders against what he 
termed "chronic offenders." All of 
whom were tried in absentia. 

In the first case of the day, a man 
described-as "destitute" and "well 
known to police" was sitting on the 
floor at the subway station, requesting 
change. The police said the homeless 

ndividual had no authorization to be 
there, and a summons was then 
issued. 

The homeless man was not in court to 
defend himself. Justice of the Peace 
Susan Haddad concluded the case was 
"straightforward," and a conviction 
entered. 

Crown Wiedekowski, speaking to 
sentencing, said the defendant "does 
not pay his fines," and requested a 
probation order. Haddad asked if the 
Crown had any evidence of prior con- 
victions; unable to produce documen- 
tation, the Crown insisted the individ- 
ual was a repeat offender. They also 
claimed that a probation order was the 
only way in which to deal with 
"chronic offenders" because the con- 
sequence of violating the order is 
prison. Wiedekowski noted that the 
TTC has secured 21 other probation 
orders against homeless panhandlers. 
It is not exactly clear how people 
forced to panhandle in the first place 
will be able to pay any fine, much 
less the $1,000 sought by the Crown. 

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in jail for seeking help," said TASC 
member Matthew Behrens. "The 
problem here is not panhandling, it's 
poverty, and the refusal to do anything 
about it. If you have money to adver- 
tise on the TTC, a form of soliciting, 
you don't need to sit at entrances ask- 
ing people for your money. So the 
message is clear: if you want to solic- 
it, you have to pay us up front. 

TASC has initiated a public cam- 
paign to pressure TTC commissioners 
to end these kangaroo courts against 
the homeless, and is planning to pub- 
licly challenge the ariti-soliciting by- 
law through non-violent civil disobe- 
dience if the TTC does not call a halt 
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This strike is not about 
wages or working condi- 
tions, but directly against 
the government's privati- 
zation policy. Public sup- 
port has been widespread 
to the point that it is 
known as the People's 
Strike. 

The striking unions are 
the Independent Union of 
Telephone Employees 
(UIET), which represents 
the workers that do the 
technical and repair work, 
and the Independent 
Brotherhood of Telephone 
Employees (HIETEL), 
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1998 



governor to celebrate a popu- 
lar referendum on the PRTC 
privatization, but this call has 
been ignored. 

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Committe of Labor 
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more than 60 unions, student, 
religious and civic groups will 
organize a 48 hour general 



PICS VS. PUNKS IN BERKELEY 



MrLY MORNING TELBGRArtlAVENUE. AND 

THE USUALLY COASTED STREETS ART 
EMPTY FXCBPT TOR THE OCCASIONAL BUS OR 
GARBAGE TRUCK. SOME OF THE HOMELESS 
BAVE BEGUN TO STIR FROM THEIR NICHTIME ■: 
RESTING PLACES, MANY OF THEM WALKING 
QUICK!*' BY MF AS I SIT AMONGST A HALF A 
DOZEN EMFFY CHAIRS .OUTSIDE THE CAFF 
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A.M. THIS MORNING BERKELEY POLICE WILL 
BEGIN WHAT HAS BECOME KNOWN AS OPERA- 
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POLICE STATE. THE TARGET OF THIS ACTION 
BEING THE MOSTLY PUNK STREET KIDS WHO 
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TRAINED ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER. 

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WATCH ARE SIMILAR TO THE ONES 
EMPLOYED DURING LARGE PROTESTS AND 
RIOTS. THERE IS THE PADDY WAGON WAIT- 
ING TO TAKE PEOPLE QFFT0 JAIL AND THE \ 
CONFRONTATIONAL POLICE OFFICERS WHO 
WEAR THE BLANK EX PR FISSIONS OF THOSE 
WAITING TO ENTER INTO BATTLE, 

I WALK ACROSS THE STREET TO THE MAG- 
AZINE SECTION IN CODY'S BOOKS WHICH IS 
LOCATED RIGHT NEXT TO THE SEIGE, AND 
THROUGH THE BIG GLASS WINDOWS I WIT- 
NESS A 200 PLUS POUND COP YELLING AT A 
PUNK KID WHO CANT WEIGH MORE THAN 
130 POUNDS.. .WITH CLOTHES. THERE IS NO 
RESISTANCE. JUST INCREDULOUS LOOKS 
FROM THE KID AND PASSERS BY. THE SAD- 
DEST PART IS EVERYONE KNOWS THAT 
THIS SHOW OF ARMS BY THE CITY OF 
BERKELEY IS JUST THE LATEST ATTEMPT TO 
ATTRACT INVESTORS IN THEIR MONEY 
HUNGRY QUEST TO BUILD A DOWNTOWN 
CITY CENTER, AND EVENTUALLY TO TURN 
BERKELEY INTO ANOTHER STRIP MALL 
CAMPUS TOWN LIKE STANFORD. 



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strike in support of the striking 
PRTC workers and against the 
government's privatization poli- 
cy. It is expected that more than 
100,000 workers will shut 
down this Caribbean island, 
including banking, commerce, 
tourism and manufacturing. 

The privatization of PRTC has 
been sharply rejected by a may- 
ority of sectors in Puerto Rico, 
including the labor movement, 
the churches, civic and women's 
organizations, as well as the 
island's two opposition parties. 
According to recent polls a clear 
majority of Puerto Ricans oppose 
the sale. Only the governing New 
Progressive Party, the Chamber 
of Commerce and the IndusJlJal.'s, 
Association have backed PRTC 
privatization in the name of 

lf K»r and increased 
"competitiveness", 



THE BODIES OF TWO MEN ARE FOUND THREE DAYS APART. AND POLICE SAY 

THE SLAYINGS MAY BE RACIALLY MOTIVATED. 

BY JOE SCHOENMAHN 

LAS VE6AS REVIEW-JOURNAL [REPRINTED] 




Ongoing skirmishes between two skinhead groups — one racist, one anti-racist — may be 
linked to the slaying of two young men found 150 yards from each other in the northwest 
Las Vegas Valley. Daniel Shersty, 20, was found Saturday morning three miles west of 
U.S. Highway 95 near Rome Boulevard. His friend, Lin "Spit" Newborn, 25, 
was found Monday 150 yards from Shersty. The two belonged to Las Vegas Unity Skins, 
an anti-racist skinhead group. Shersty was white. Newborn was black. 
The two also were members of Anti-Racist Action, said a member of that skinhead group 
who asked that his name not be used. "The safety of my family is more important right 
now," he said. Las Vegas police confirmed Shersty and Newborn were together at midnight 
Friday, telling friends they were on their way to meet two women. The ARA member said 
Newborn, who worked at Tribal Body Piercing, 4800 S. Maryland Parkway, had given one 
of the women a piercing, possibly in the navel, earlier Saturday or Friday. The woman, he 
added, then left a message on Newborn's answering machine Friday, telling him to meet her 
and another woman. 

We have no idea if these girls lured them into a trap or what," said the spokesman. After 
police were told the pair were together the night before Shersty's body was found, they 
expanded their search of the area and found Newborn's body. Homicide Lt. Wayne 
Petersen said late Monday investigators have no idea who the women are. "That's still a 
mystery," he said. He also said that, based upon what friends of the deceased have told 

"shave been racially motivated. 

dated with an anti-racist group," he said, 
been telling us there has been tension between fhem 
r sen said homicide investigators on the case were pursuing "a 




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je ran away" 1 jm uds said Shersty was shot in the face. The last time skinheads drew the 
interest of 1 ■- 1 ppi was in 1992, when Las Vegas white supremacist Johnny Bangerter, a 
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National Park Today he sits in Utah State Prison awaiting an evaluation and sentencing on 
a third-degree felony charge of failure to respond to an officer. Sgt. Mike Bunker of the 
police departments ttjt^irigence Services Section remembered Bangerter but said Monday 
Las Vegas m 1998 has nothing to compare to him. 
"Most oi the skinheads in the Las Vegas area have become low-key," he 
ill Vegas right now is very, very quiet." 
\ why the police department right now does not spend a lot of 
time investigating tt|^||roups," he added. 
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kids. We pay our bills, and we don't do drugs. We drink, but we 
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OH AND BY THE WAY, YOU'RE 

INFECTED... 

Washington - The U.S. govern- 
ment has begun the first phase in 
notifying hundreds of thousands 
of people who may have been 
accidentally infected with the 
hepatitis C virus during transfu- 
sions. 

Letters will be mailed to those 
who received transfusions from 
blood donors who have since 
tested positive for the virus, 
which affects 4 million 
Americans. 

People who received blood 
before June 1992 when the most 
reliable screening test was insti- 
tuted, are at risk. 
(This is reprinted from one of those 
fucking news wire services, but was 
sent to our news department by a 
concerned punk who is credited at 
the begining of this zine.) 



YOU'Ri: DEAD! AGAIN 



IF THE PREVIOUS ARTICLE 
SOUNDS A BIT I XREIIEVF- 
ABLE, AND MAYBE EVEN 1 
UTILE SUSPICIOUS, MEN I 
RECCOMEND YOU READ THE 
ARTICLE ON VTRUS 
RESEARCH THAT APPEARED 
IN MHH #170 FROM IW)7. 
THIS IS EASILY ONE OF 1 III! 
SCARIEST ARTICLES TO 
EYER APPEAR IN ANY MAG- 
AZINE, MAINLY DUE TO THE 
FACT THAT WHAT'S BEING 
DISCUSSED AFFECTS ALL OF 
IS IN OXE WAY OR ANOTH- 
ER. BUY THAI /INK AND 
PASS IT AROUND BECAUSE 
THIS TYPE OF INFORMA- 
TION MUST BECOME COM- 
MON KNOWLEDGE! 




- k criticism of 'green' consumerism - 

The Body Shop have successfully manufactured 
an image of being a caring company that is 
helping to protect the environment and indige- 
nous peoples, and preventing the suffering of 
animals - whilst selling 'natural' products. 
But behind the green and cuddly image lies the 
reality - the Body Shop's operations, like 
those of all multinationals, have a detrimental 
effect on the environment and the world's 
poor. They do not help the plight of animals 
or indigenous peoples (and may be having a 
harmful effect) , and their products are far 
from what they're cracked up to be. They have 
put themselves on a pedestal in order to 
exploit people's idealism. Companies like the 
Body Shop continually hype their products 
through advertising and marketing, often creat 
ing a demand for something where a real need 
for it does not exist. The message pushed is 
that the route to happiness is through buying 
more and more of their products. The increas- 
ing domination of multinationals and their 
standardised products is leading to global cul- 
tural conformity. The world's problems will 
only be tackled by curbing such consumerism - 
one of the fundamental causes of world pover- 
ty, environmental destruction and social alien- 
ation. 

FUELLING CONSUMPTION AT THE EARTH'S EXPENSE 
The Body Shop have over 1,500 stores in 47 
countries, and aggressive expansionplans. Their 
main purpose (like all multinationals) is mak- 
ing lots of money for their rich shareholders. 
In other words, they are driven by power and 
greed. But the Body Shop try to conceal this 
reality by continually pushing the message that 
by shopping at their stores, rather than else- 
where, people will help solve some of the 
world's problems. The truth is that nobody can 
make the world a better place by shopping. 20% 
of the world's population consume 80% of its 
resources. A high standard of living for some 
people means gross social inequalities and 
poverty around the world. Also, the mass pro- 
duction, packaging and transportation of huge 
quantities of goods is using up the world's 
resources faster than they can be renewed and 
filling the land, sea and air with dangerous 
pollution and waste. Those who advocate an 
ever- increasing level of consumption, and 
equate such consumption with personal well- 
being, economic progress and social fulfill- 
ment, are creating a recipe for ecological 
disaster. Rejecting consumerism does not mean 
also rejecting our basic needs, our stylish- 
ness, our real choices or our quality of life. 
It is about creating a just, stable and sus- 
tainable world, where resources are under the 
control of local communities and are distrib- 
uted equally and sparingly - it's about 
improving everyone's quality of life. Consuming 
ever more things is an unsatisfying and harm- 
ful way to try to be happy and fulfilled. 
Human happiness is not related to what people 
buy, but to who we are and how we relate to 
each other. 
LET'S CONSUME LESS AND LIVE MORE! MISLEADING 



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BEYOND AND BACK 

Not long ago, sitting on a bench in 
front of the Long Haul in Berkeley, I 
could hear a car horn honking conti- 
nously in the distance. As the car got 
closer, making it's way south down 
Shattuck Avenue, the horn became an 
accompaniment to the driver's repeat- 
ed shouts of, "Free radio Berkeley!" 
I put down my copy of Slingshot and 
asked a nearby cyclist if he knew 
anything about any current develop- 
ments. In between cursing the previ- 
ous driver for actually driving a car, 
instead of cycling, he explained that 
the latest court ruling had gone 
against Free Radio Berkeley, proba- 
bly ending it as we know it. 
Disturbed by what I had just heard, I 
caught the #43 bus home and began 
to send word over the internet via my 
ancient, sloth like computer. Several 
days later the circle was complete as 
we (MRR News Department) 
received this message by way of e- 
mail. 

A recent decision by U.S. District 
Judge Claudia Wilken has allowed 
the FCC too shut down Free Radio 
Berkeley's micropower radio station. 
The decision is based on the fact that 
Free Radio Berkeley has never 
applied for a FCC license. This state- 
ment will no doubt be a subject of 
much debate. The FCC does not pro- 
vide a license appropriate for what 
Stephen Dunifer and Free Radio 
Berkeley were fighting for: a small, 



BEYOND AND BACK 
CONTINUED 

grass roots radio station. The 
application process is unrealistic 
for a mere mortal. This Statement 
(Which was also quoted in 
"Seizing the Airwaves") puts this 
into perspective. 

"There's the application for con- 
struction permit form from the 
Federal Communications 
Commision, and the application 
for STL and SCA from the same 
body; there's the Federal Aviation 
Authority (sic) form to construct a 
tower. The Internal Revenue 
Service has an army of them for 
tax-exempt status.. ..If you took all 
the forms, and stacked them all 
together, and took Dennis Gross, 
and stacked him next to them, 
they'd both stand about 4'9". 
(Milam, 1986)." 

For more info go to the Free 
Radio Berkeley website @ 
www.freeradio.org. 

Theresa Cruz's conviction has 
been overturned! The fuckers 
who've had her locked down 
were given 90 days to release or 
retry her. They want to go to 
trial again, but this time we 
won't let them win. 

THERESA CRUZ DEFENSE 

FUND, WELLS FARGO BANK 

BONITA OFFICE, 4180 BONITA 

ROAD, BONITA.CA 91902, 

ATTN: DEFENSE FUND FOR 

THERESA CRUZ 

See MRR news, issue #182 for the 

Theresa Cruz story. 



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THE PUBLIC 

Natural products? - The Body Shop give the 
impression that their products are made from 
mostly natural ingredients. In fact like all 
big cosmetic companies they make wide use of 
non-renewable petrochemicals, 
synthetic colours, fragrances and preserva- 
tives, and in many of their products they use 
only tiny amounts of botanical-based ingredi- 
ents . Some experts have warned about the 
potential adverse effects on the skin of some 
of the synthetic ingredients. The Body Shop 
also regularly irradiate certain products to 
try to kill microbes - radiation is generated 
from dangerous non-renewable uranium which can- 
not be disposed 

of safely. Helping animals? - Although the 
Body Shop maintain that they are against 
animal testing, they do not always make clear 
that many of the ingredients in their products 
have been tested on animals by other compa- 
nies, causing much pain and suffering to those 
animals. They accept ingredients tested on ani 
mals before 1991, or those tested since then 
(if they were animal-tested for some purpose 
other than for cosmetics) . There continue to 
be concerns about the enforcement of their 
policy. Also, some Body Shop items contain 
animal products such as gelatine (crushed 
bone) . 

Caring for our bodies? - The cosmetics indus- 
try, which includes the Body Shop, tries to 
make women - and increasingly now also men - 
feel inadequate and insecure about their bod- 
ies, and pushes the message that 
people need 'beautifying' . Women especially are 
often put under pressure to conform to the 
impossible physical ideals set by money-orient- 
ed industries and the media. Let's appreciate 
everyone's natural beauty and dignity. 
LOW PAY AND AGAINST UNIONS 

The Body Shop pay their store workers low 
wages at or near the expected minimum wage and 
well below the official European 'decency 
threshold' for pay. The company is opposed to 
trade unions, ensuring that they keep labour 
costs down and that employees are not able to 
organize to improve their working conditions . 
None of their workers are unionized so employ- 
ees are forced to channel their grievances and 
demands through procedures completely con- 
trolled by the company. This isolates workers 
and denies them collective bargaining power. 

EXPLOITING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES 
The Body Shop claim to be helping some third 
world workers and indigenous peoples through 
so-called 'Trade Not Aid' or 'Community Trade' 
projects. In fact, these are largely a market- 
ing ploy as less than 1% of sales go to 
'Community Trade' producers, and it has been 
shown that some of these products have been 
sourced from mainstream commercial markets. One 
such project, which has been the centrepiece 
of the company's marketing strategy for years, 
is with the Kayapo Indians in Brazil. The Body 
Shop have claimed that by harvesting brazil nut 
oil (used in hair conditioner), the Indians are able to make sus- 
tainable use of the forest thereby preventing its destruction by 
mining and logging companies. But only a small number of the 



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BEYOND AND BACK 

Abortion rights are once 
again under attack in the 
United States, effectively 
leading to the banning of all 
such procedures in states like 
Wisconsin. The prospects for 
a return to the days of ille- 
gal abortions is both scary 
and highly probable if this 
pattern were to continue. I 
came across a flyer at my 
local anarchist reading center 
which may or may not be a 
response to these anti-choice 

rulings . 



Herbal Abortions 

Share Information And Empower 
Attention sisters: I'm looking to com- 
pile a collection of womyn's experi- 
ences with herbal abortions. I'm not 
trying to create a list of herbs that 
work, rather I'd like to put together 
a bunch of personal diary-type 
accounts. My purpose for creating 
this is so that womyn can have some 
sort of reference of others experi- 
ences to educate themselves or to com- 
pare to their own experience if and 
when they decide to use herbal aborti- 
f icants. 

Send all contribu- 
tions: Lisa, 112 B. 
27th St . , Hlnneapol i ■ , 
MN 554 8. 



Mujeres Libres (Free Women) 
were a group of women 
anachists who organized and 
fought both for women's 
liberation and an anarchist 
revolution during the Spanish 
Civil War. 

Liverpool passes the baton to 
Australia -Dockers are fighting 
back internationally The 
Liverpool dockers were forced 
to end their dispute after 28 
months in January of this 
year. Throughout their struggle 
the dockers had identified the 
attack on them as part of an 
international attack on dock- 
workers and on workers in gen- 
eral. On April 7th the main 
docks company in Australia 
(Patricks) sacked its entire 
workforce of 1,400. 
http: //flag. blackened.net/revol 
t/wsm.html. 

General Motors continues to 
claim that they are losing 
money due to their diminished 
share in the automotive work- 
place. These claims are being 
made despite the fact that GM 




WHAT'$ WkflNC WITH THE *U>Y 



Kayapo are involved, creating resentment and internal divisions 
within the community. As the Body Shop are the sole buyer of 
the oil, they can set any price they like. The project does noth- 
ing to safeguard the Indians' future interests. Furthermore, the 
company have used them extensively for PR purposes for which 
they have not been compensated. Such projects take attention 
away from the need to oppose the threats to the survival of 
indigenous peoples. Rather than encouraging them to he tied 
into the market economy controlled by foreign companies, peo- 
ple should be supporting their freedom to control their own land 
and resources and therefore their future. One recent Body Shop 
advertisement extolled their commitment to indigenous peoples 
and the American Express card (the ultimate symbol of con- 
sumerism). At the time American Express, was a major backer of 
a massive hydroelectric scheme due to flood vast areas of Cree 
Indian land in Quebec against Cree opposition. 
CENSORSHIP 

As the Body Shop rely so heavily on their 'green', caring' 
image, they have threatened or brought legal action against 
some of those who have criticised them, trying to stifle legiti- 
mate public discussion. It's vital to stand up to intimidation and 
to defend free speech. 

WHAT YOU CAN DO 

Together we can fight back against the institutions and the peo- 
ple in power who dominate our lives and our planet. Workers 
can and do organize together to fight for their rights and dignity. 
People are increasingly aware of the need to think seriously 
about the products we use, and to consume less. People in poor 
countries are organizing themselves to stand up to multination- 
als and banks which dominate the world's economy. 
Environmental and animal rights protests and campaigns are 
growing everywhere. Why not join in the struggle for a better 
world? London Greenpeace calls on people to create an anar- 
chist society - a society without oppression, exploitation and 
hierarchy, based on strong and free communities, the sharing of 
precious resources and respect for all life. Talk to friends and 
family, neighbors and workmates about these issues. Please 
copy and circulate this information as widely as you can. 
Contact the anti-consumerism campaign 'Enough', and join in 
their annual 'No Shop Day' in November: Enough, One World 
Centre, 6 Mount Street, 



TRIAL OF SANTA AND ELVES 

MOVED TO DECEMBER 8 

Santa Clau.s and two elves, arrested for 
Manchester M2 5NS, Tel 0161 226 6668. To support indigenous fianding out antihunger flyers at Loblaws 
peoples contact Survival International, 11-15 Emerald Street 
London WC1N 3QL, Tel 0171 242 1441. 

For more information, contact: London Greenpeace 
5 Caledonian Road 



London Nl 9DX, UK. 

Tel/Fax 0171 713 1269 

Tel 0171 837 7557 

E-mail: lgp@envirolink.org 



made a net profit of 27 bil- 
lion dollars last year. GM 
executives also claim that 
their U.S. plant workers 
aren't productive enough, but 
all indications are that work- 
ers productivity has 
increased. Increased in spite 
of the fact that GM has 
refused to invest in up to 
date technology for workers 
here in the U.S., and have 
instead chosen to ship it 
overseas to Asia. In a con- 
nected story, Manpower 
Incorporated, a temporary 
employment agency, is the 
largest employer in the United 
States. 

There has been a "Call for 
Solidarity Activists in 
Chiapas . " A strategy has been 
mapped out, and all that is 
left is for volunteers to step 
forward. If that sounds like 
something for you, then you 
can get the low down @ 
http : / /burn . ucsd . edu/ -homef ree . 
For those of you who just 
can't wait to give the right 
person a piece of your mind, 
try faxing the President of 
Mexico ! 

Presidents De La Republics 
Ernesto Zedillo Ponce De 

Leon 

Fax: (52 5) 515 17 94 or 

(52 5) 277 23 76. 




during last year's holiday food drive, had 
their trial, scheduled for today, put off 
until Tuesday, December 8, 1:30 pm, 
Keele Court, 2265 Keele Street, because 
the Crown was not prepared to proceed. 
We certainly hope the Grown ts pre- 
pared on December 8, because that's get- 
ting mighty close to our busiest time of 
year," a disappointed Clau.s said after 
ourt. Santa and the elves were hoping 
hat Loblaws-which gets good publicity 
or being part of annual food drives- 
would not pursue the charges against the 
tnti-hunger protesters. 
"But h appears that what we were say- 
ng-that Loblaws actually contributes to 
the problem of hunger through greedy 
)ractices like paying its executives mil- 
ions in salary and bonuses and profiting 
ff every purchase made to donate to the 
bod drive-has hit a sore spot with 
Loblaws, because they have not tespond- 
d to our letters and pleas for diaologue," 
aid a spokesperson for TASC. 







Barfo, Sunnyvale 

The cheesiest record I have is this band from Chicago called 
Invid. I'd never heard of it and they sent me this free record in 
the mail, and I hate it. 

Nick, South San Francisco 

The corniest records I have are Twisted Sister. I got uh, like 

two of their albums. 

Athena, 25, Cotati 

The cheesiest record I own is a toss-up between a Jesus Jones 
1 2" 45 or, urn, the Sweet Baby album on Warner Bros. 

Mike Joyce, Oakland 

The cheesiest record I own is Doug Clark and the Hot Nuts 
"Panty Raid Tonight". It's 1 2" from 1 965 and it's sort of a 
rock'n'roll novelty record with lots of jokes told in between 

songs. 

Maria Martinez, San Jose 

The cheesiest record I own is the Menudo 7". 



BJ, Oakland 

The cheesiest record I own is Tom Jones' Double Live at 

Cesar's Palace. 



Stephanie, Redwood City 

Youth Gone Mad "Crime Rate 88". I listen to a lot of 
hardcore, but that's like the mellowist thing I have like that. 



Erin Green, Berkeley via Everywhere 

The cheesiest album I own is Cyndi Lauper, but I don't really 

think it's cheesy, all my friends do. 



Andrew Levy, San Francisco 

The cheesiest record - 1 have the first Wilson Philips on vinyl. 



Ken, San Francisco 

Conan soundtrack. Totally empowers me in the morning. First 

track: Anvil of...? 




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LIBERTINE is the new band led by Belvy K. 
- ex-D Generation, 7 Seconds, and UK Subs. 
They play a charismatic Clash - style punk 
rock'n'roll that's true to its roots while stay- 
ing plenty current with lotsa modern day 
relevance and enough turbo-angst to power 
a Radiohead record. In a very short time the 
band has built up quite a following in their 
native New York and the Northeast. Together 
less than eight months, Libertine's already 
shared stages with you name it: Coldfinger, 
Lunachicks, US Bombs, D Generation, Pil- 
fers, Blanks 77, etc. (hell, their first ever show 
was at Buffalo Warped Tour '97 - going on 
between Sugar Ray and H20!); they're going 
out on tour with US Bombs and Falling Sick- 
ness this spring; and just scored a handful of 
Warped Tour 



BK: Yeah. 'Killing time' cd, 'Sabre Dance' ep. 
MRR: With Andy McCoy (Hanoi Rocks), that 
must have been cool. 

BK: Oh yeah. I was really into early Hanoi - 

they were like the Damned and NY Dolls 

mixed together. Alvin (Subs bassist) and Andy 

were touring with Iggy Pop at the time. 

MRR: Did ya get to hang with Iggy? 

BK: He was around, but didn't do anything in 

the studio. ..ya'd always see him in clubs and 

on the street and stuff 'cause he lives there 

(NYC). Way nice guy. Totally cool. 

MRR: And you did D Generation? 

BK: Yeah. I started out D Gen with Jessie and 

Howie but got, um, kinda sidetracked I guess 

ya could say. 

MRR: Who rocks it harder? Spice Girls or 

TLC? 



MRR: And Gross Pointe Blank has "Blister In 
The Sun" in it. You guys cover that, right? 

BK: Yeah. Its gonna be on NY's Finest #2 along 
with one of our own songs, "Slow Down". 
MRR: Do you have any influences besides 80s 
teen flicks? 

BK: Sure. Violent 70s flicks, 60s biker flicks, 
40s gangster flicks, Scorcese flicks. 
MRR: I meant 'la musica'. 
BK: Just good songs first and foremost. The 
Clash, The Ruts, Social Distortion, 70s glam 
like the New York Dolls, Psychedelic Furs, 
Stiff Little Fingers. Anything honest and cool. 
Hank Williams Sr., Eddie Cochran. ..Myfavor- 
ite bands were always the ones that combined 
killer music with a cool visual. 
MRR: Songs, substance, and style - kinda like 
The Spice Girls, right? 




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thing released. ..yikesl ITfat's about to change 

though. They have a single coming out on 

American Punk, a cd ep coming out on Kado, 

and are on upcoming comps from Wafer- 

mark, American Punk, NY's Finest #2, and 

Nervous Breakdown fanzine; all due out late 

spring or early summer. (A full length is in the 

works too, label T.B.A.). The band is certainly 

getting some serious attention and at the rate 

they're moving you're bound to hear about 

them soon. Libertine is: Belvy K. - vox, Jamie 

Coville - guitar, Pete Spielman - bass, Bobcat 

- guitar, Steffan Macior - drums. Belvy K. 

interviewed 3/15/98 by Paul W. 

MRR: Okay, let's get all this "ex 7 Seconds, 

UK Subs, D Generation" business outta the 

way. You use to be in 7 Seconds? 

Belvy K: Yep. When I was about twelve... 

MRR: What records? 

BK: Just 'New Wind' pretty much. I did the 

'Walk Together' tour, some other stuff... 

MRR: And UK Subs? 



BK: Vixen ! 

MRR: Good answer! What are you currently 
listening to? Any rad current punk rock rock 
your world? 

BK: US Bombs, Electric Frankenstein. I like 
The Strike Ip - total Undertones! Dropkick 
Murphys are cool. L.E.S. Stitches are cool. 
Sick Boys and Sinisters from Canada... I listen 
to a lot of 'unpunk' stuff - London Suede, 
Radiohead, New Order... 
MRR: If you were a John Hughes movie, 
which one would you be? 
BK: Pretty In Pink. No, no, whats the one with 
the cute punk rock girl-drummer? 
MRR: Some Kind Of Wonderful? 
BK: Yeah-dude! It's all about cute punk rock 
girl drummers! 
MRR: With blonde hair? 
BK: With blonde hair! 

MRR: But Pretty In Pink had the rad Psyche- 
delic Furs song. 
BK: True. Tough call. 



BK: Exactly. Seriously; The Clash are thegreat- 

est band of all time 'cause they wrote great 

songs, had something to say, and looked cool 

as fuck. 

MRR: So just how many times have you seen 

Rude Boy (Clash film)? 

BK: Guess. 

MRR: Too Many? 

BK: Pretty much. 

MRR: How about Another State Of Mind 

(Social Distortion / punk flick)? 

BK: More than you 

MRR: Yeah, I'm sure. I was gonna say you're 

lookin' pretty 'sympathetic' there yourself, 

with all the eyeliner and all... 

BK: Hell yeah. 

MRR: So there ya go; "Rude Boy Clash meets ; 

Another State Of Mind Social D" - put it in 

your bio. 

BK: Dude. That's awesome. Thanks! I'd pay to 

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This is an interview with a band that has been long overdue. DEVOID OF FAITH 
are one of those bands who consistently put out one quality release after 
another, from their first EP up to their latest. Musically they stay true to the roots 
of hardcore with influences from the likes of bands like NEGATIVE APPROACH 
and VOID. But rather than being a rip off of those bands, they take the spirit and 
aggression possessed by the bands of the past and update into todays 
context. While I enjoy their music, it's the lyrics that really put this band in the 
top of my list, and prolongs the period of time before! file the record away with 
the rest in my collection. They cover a wide range of topics of things we've all 
felt.andlt'spresentedinawaywecanallrelateto.Theyevencovertoplcsthat 
are often over looked in the hardcore community, butimportantjustthesame. 
Expanding the horizons of the listener. And on top of all that, they're truly a 
bunch of great people. Conducted over the phone on February 1 1, 1998. 
Present for the taped conversation were Jim, Nate, and Paul. Questioned by 
Matt Average. Photographs by Tyler Fox. 
MRR : Start off with a history of the band, strain in the band? 



Jim : A quick and cheap dirty history of 

the band is Memorial Day 1993... 

Nate : How the fuck do you remember 

this shit?! (laughter) 

Jim : Was it '93 or 94? '93. Memorial Day 

'93 we had our first practice, and that 

was me, Nate, and a guy named Kevin, 

who was playing drums. Later on we 

added a guy named Mark to play guitar 

briefly. Then Mark left and we got Jay 

from MONSTER X to play with us. That was 

'94. We went with that line up for a while. 

then Kevin left and we got this guy, Greg, 

who's a wicked heavy-metal drummer, 

and he didn't last too long. Now we 

have Paul, who's sitting in my hallway. 

Paul : Hey buddy! 

MRR : Which band came first, DEVOID OF 

FAITH or MONSTER X? 

Jim : The chicken and the egg question. 

Nate: MONSTER X. 

MRR : I understand there's a sort of good 

cop bad cop dynamic between Jim and 

Nate, (laughter) 

Jim : I don't know what you mean! 

(laughter) 

MRR : This is what I've been told! 

Nate : Jim's the good cop. 

Jim : Nate's the bad cop. 

Paul : Jim's the bike cop. 

Nate : And Paul is that luke warm water 

between the fire and ice that is Nate 

and Jim. (laughter) 

MRR : I see. Does that ever cause any 



Nate : No, we don't use it in the band, we 
just use it on... 
Jim : Distributors! (laughter) 
Nate : Yeah, distributors and record la- 
bels! (laughter) 

Jim : Occasionally on people who do 
shows, (laughter) 
MRR : In what ways? 
Jim : When we feel like we've been 
shafted, we... 

Nate : Dude, hold on hold on! We 
shouldn't be giving away our secrets. 
We're never giving away our secrets of 
successful living through hardcore, 
(laughter) 

MRR : So there's no gun waving going on 
when you don't get paid enough? 
Nate : No, we use baseball bats. 
Jim : No we don't do anything like that. 
We try to be nice to people, with distrib- 
utors with Nate's label, or with stuff that 
I've distributed through distributors. 
Sometimes that works, and sometimes 
you got to break out the heavy artillery, 
which Is Nate Wilson! (laughter) 
MRR : Okay Nate, what do you do to get 
paid then? 

Nate : Just stay on people's backs, and 
let them know they're not going to get 
the next thing. 

MRR : So are they shaking.by the end of 
the phone call? (laughter) 
Nate : They're fucking shivering! (laugh- 
ter) All that happens is Jim usually tries to 



start off by... 

Jim : Giving people the benefit of the 
doubt. 

Nate : Exactly. Then after three or four, 
five, six, seven times of that then we' II call 
them up and yell at them. 
MRR : You want to explain your policy of 
only releasing records with friends and 
people you know? 

Jim : We don't ever want to be caught 
up in the whole mass culture of under- 
ground music. So we would rather do 
release with our friends, or people that 
we take the time to get to know, or... 
Nate : People that we trust. 
Jim : Even though that's backfired on us 
too. Nothing's perfect. But we'd rather 
just do it with people we know that we' re 
close to. That makes it more important 
because it helps build friendships and 
relationships and stuff like that between 
folks. Rather than being on this anony- 
mous level where you kind of have this 
rock star assumption. 
Nate : To me it's about trust. We've been 
approached about signing contracts 
and shit like that. If you can't trust some- 
body then I don't want to a record with 
them. If I gotta sign a contract then I 
don't want to do a record with'them. 
Jim : Well I don't trust you but we do 
records! (laughter) 

MRR : Why did it take so long for the 
"Necklace Of Thorns" EP to come out? 
Nate : This guy Simon, and Naomi, who 
actually did this label, put out the first 
MONSTER X seven inch, It was great that 
they put it out because we had tried to 
get labels to put it out for a long time, 
and nobody would put it out at all. So 
they fronted money for us to record, and 
they did the same with DEVOID OF FAITH, 
and we really didn't have anything else 
going for us, so we did it. Those two had 
a falling out, and there was lot of bullshit, 
a lot of bickering between people and 
stuff, and it took three years. I don't think 
the two people involved have recon- 
ciled their differences about the whole 
thing. It's a lot of bullshit. 
MRR : What about the two different cov- 



ers of that same record. One was the 
FAITH /VOID cover... 

Jim : That was a couple years ago. end 
there were only like 25 of those covers, 
But we were going on a ten day tour with 
DROP DEAD, and that guy Simon had 
sent us a hundred of those records with 
no sleeves. But he sent us a few with the 
FAITH / VOID covers, and we said we 
would like to have something to sell while 
we go on tour, and we just copied the 
covers. So, there's probably a hundred 
of those covers that say, " 15 of 100". or 
whatever, 

Nate : Actually we had nothing to do 
with that cover. Simon just did it, and 
didn't say anything to us. I don't mind, I 
think it's cool and funny, but he just did it 
and didn't say anything to us, 
MRR : Aside from being in the band to- 
gether, is there any other particular uni- 
fying factor among the members? 
Nate : Jim and I are old, (laughter) 
Paul : We're all going bowling later this 
evening. 

Nate : A unifying factor... Wrestling! 
Paul : Good call. 

Jim : Except for me, not as much as those 
guys. I'll go to a local blood bath if it's 
available, 

Nate : He went to see ECW with us and 
he had a good time. 
Jim : And New Breed Wrestling. I went to 
a hardcore show and a wrestling match 
broke out. (laughter) 
MRR : What's this? 

Jim : We went to this local wrestling 
match, and it's called New Breed Wres- 
tling. It's was basically in a hall in 
Schenectady where like these kids one 
time put on a SCREAM show. So that of 
course had the hardcore nostalgia thing 
going for it right there. It was so low 
budget with a bad p.a., just like a bad 
hall show, bad light show, announcers 
with bad hair pieces... Guys in the audi- 
ence with AGNOSTIC FRONT t-shirts 
throwing chairs into the ring. It was a total 
blood bath. It was like going to a CBGB's 
matinee. 

Nate : By the end of there was a total riot, 
(laughter) 

Paul : The ring broke! (laughter) 
Nate : There were ambulances! ■ 
Jim : And that's why I felt like I went to a 
hardcore show and a wrestling match 
broke out. (laughter) 
MRR : What's the chemistry that makes 
DEVOID OF FAITH work? 
Paul : I don't know. Everyone seems to 



have the band for, maybe not for all the 
same reasons, but all for their own rea- 
son. It keeps Jimmy and Nate young 
(laughter), it gets Jay out of the house, 
gets me out of the house. 
Nate : I think we're all pretty open mind- 
ed and willing to try different stuff. 
Jim : We happen to like fast powerful 
music and.,. 

MRR: And that's it? (laughter) 
Jim : That's a pretty bad answer I know. 
Paul : Like before, when you said about 
putting out records with people you can 
trust, and I think we all have the same 
attitudes about hardcore, and things 
like in general. That works out really well. 
Jim : We all believe that SLAYER ruined 
modern day hardcore, (laughter) 
Nate : What are you talking about? 
(Talk then goes into whether or not SLAY- 
ER'S influence on modem hardcore was 
positive or negative. The verdict was di- 
vided somewhat. We'll join now back in 
on this end of the discussion...) 
Jim : The thing I could never figure out 
about SLAYER, is all these vegan people 
really into SLAYER. But they (SLAYER) were 
these really serious leather wearers of 
the mid to late '80's. 
MRR : I guess my point is it seems like the 
whole metal-hardcore thing has paved 
the way for jock kids who are afraid to be 
stoners and grow their hair long. 
Nate : Well the problem is that metal is 
dead, and until long hair is back in, 
which is going to be soon (laughter)... 
WARRANT is playing here coming up in a 
month for $500. You're going to see 
metal making a huge come back. All 
these dirt heads are going to be coming 
up out of the wood work and you're 
going to be wondering where these 
people came from, (laughter) 
Jim : Making a quick reference back to 
SLAYER though. I worked for SLAYER and 
STRYPER in the same week when I was a 
roadie, and the people that worked for 
SLAYER were nicer than the people that 
worked for STRYPER. 
MRR : Let's hear about your roadie days. 
Jim : It's not that much of a roadie days, 
I used to work for a local civic center 
when I was in college. I got to see Pat 
Benatar abuse her child during a sound 
check. I got to steal Kerry King's guitar 
picks when I put his amp up. STRYPER 
threw a Bible at me, I think, (laughter) 
MRR : Let's get back to the Pat Benatar 
abusing her child business. 
Nate : Yeah, tell us the story. 



Jim : The kid was crying, she was trying to 
do a sound check on the stage, and the 
kids crying, she's yanking the kid around 
and it's flying all over the stage. It was 
sad but kind of funny at the same time. 
"Hell is for children" after all. (laughter) 
MRR : Let's talk about some of the songs 
now. There's the two songs on the split 
with 9 SHOCKS TERROR, that have a uni- 
fying theme of people escaping from 
their problems though one form of drugs 
or another. Such as "Repressant" seems 
to be about burying feelings of sadness 
and depression. Could you give us more 
detail to the point being made in the line, 
"We diminish what we think and feel for 
fear of being weak"? 
Jim : Actually that songs about outlets 
people have, 
but outlets 1 1"1 J 



From your points of view, why do people, 
especially people involved in subcul- 
tures, tend to see being fucked up as 
some sort of rebellion? 

Jim : I guess people think it is because 
they think that the mainstream thing is 
like cleanliness and wholesome, good- 
ness, so they want to look ugly and be 
drunk, and do whatever. I think the real- 
ity is that's what people want other 
people in subcultures to do, is to look 
that way, be outcasts, and to be easy to 
point at, make fun of, and not take seri- 
ously what you're protesting against. I 
think people that get caught up in that 
kind of stereotype, kind of living that 
punk rock myth, or having to act a cer- 
tain way, are actually not really chang- 




that turn into 
constant 
forms of es- 
cape. Wheth- 
er that's 
through t.v. or 
whether 
that's through 
macho pos- 
turing of 
things like the 
"No Fear" 
thing... 

Nate : What 
the fuck?! You 
ride a bicycle! 
(laughter) 
Jim : I have 

plenty of fear while I'm on my bicycle! 
(laughter) 

Nate ; I'm just keeping you in check 
buddy, (laughter) 

Jim : So that's'really about anethestizing 
yourself, whether that's through Sony 
PlayStations, or what have you. Forms of 
escape that go too far. 
MRR : Okay, and what is, "the feeling that 
begs for liberation"? 
Jim : The potential that you have to do 
and to change things that you don't like 
around you, thatyou'retryingtoescape 
from originally, that's the feeling for me 
that begs for liberation. But it's easier to 
kind of smother yourself in stuff and hide 
that because it's probably harder work 
than trying to escape from stuff. 
MRR : Now, about the song, "Self Degra- 
dation". In particular, the opening line, 
"If you think self degradation is a form of 
protest then you're sadly mistaken". 



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ing anything. They're living up to status 

quo. 

MRR : Anybody else in the band have 

anything to say about this? 

Nate : I agree. I think Jim's right, you're 
kind of oppressing yourself. If you want to 
dress a certain way go for it... 
Jim : But don't think that the way you 
dress and the way thaf whatever is go- 
ing to change things. That's just image. 
That's not deny everyone possesses a 
certain image, everyone has their uni- 
forms no matter what. 
Paul : The thing about uniforms is true. 
Just because you wear a leather jacket 
and bondage pants, or big skate pants 
instead of a suit and tie...People get 
disillusioned. They think being different 
involves doing the same things in a differ- 
ent way as opposed to to things totally 
different. 
MRR : Do you think it's harder for people 



to be more individualistic, especially 
now, where everything's being corn- 
modified? 

Paul : I think it's definitely true. It's just 
really bizarre. When I was in high school 
I was into punk rock and nobody really 
cared. I like to think I stayed free of being 
a jerk or anything, but you see kids now 
and you can buy punk clothes at the 
mall. It kind of retards the investigation 
that people do. When you get into hard- 
core you do it one step at a time, and 
you learn stuff, and it's kind of neat. But 
now it's like if you can just go to the mall 
and buy certain types of clothes and a 
few CD's and that's all there is. I think it 
keeps people from really finding out 
about things, and that they just stay at 




this one level permanently because it's 

being sold to them. 

MRR : Jim, tell us about your radio show. 

Jim : I've been doing a radio show for 
three years now on a station called 
WRPI. Which is kind of like a college 
station, but it's half ran by community 
volunteers. It's been a cool outlet for me 
to kind of always look for new bands. The 
focus of WRPI, since it's all volunteer run, 
is to try and do new things, and expose 
different types of music rather than play- 
ing status quo. That's been kind of cool 
for me because it gives me a chance to 
look for stuff. 

Nate : The great thing I think about Jim's 
show, there's really no... Albany is such a 
shitty city for hardcore or punk, or D.I.Y. 
stuff, that there's really no way for kids to 
find out about anything or get involved. 
So Wednesday nights they can turn on 
his show, or mistakenly find it, and hear 



new stuff that they' re not going to see at 
the mall. Or they can call him up and talk 
to him. It's cool. 

Jim : It's been cool too because the 
station is broadcast in a 75 mile radius, 
and it goes into Vermont, and like ob- 
scure parts of Vermont, and western 
Massachusetts, and I've eventually got- 
ten calls from those people asking 
where they can find this stuff, or label 
addresses, or whatnot. That's been a 
really positive thing, and I really enjoy 
that. 

MRR : Okay, Nate how about Crytpo 
Comix and your record label? 
Nate : I've got a store In Albany, a comic 
book shop, I've been doing it for about 
two years now. It's cool because I get to 
do my own 
thing. I can 
also sell 
records and 
shit out of the 
store, give kids 
a place to go 
to find stuff 
that they 
can't find in 
shitty mall 
stores, or 
whatever. 

The label 
(Gloom 
Records), I've 
only done two 
releases so far, 
and they're 
both DEVOID 
OF FAITH . They've both been splits with 9 
SHOCKS, and one with a band from 
Canada called SEIZED. I've got a MON- 
STER X seven inch due out any day, 
(laughter) 

MRR : What's the biggest benefit you see 
to being self - employed? 
Nate : To be honest, it might sound as 
though there are a lot of benefits. . . There 
are a lot of benefits. The benefits defi- 
nitely probably outweigh the other stuff. 
I guess the biggest benefits are not hav- 
ing to live up to anybody else's expecta- 
tions, and being able to just say what 
you want and do what you want. If you 
make a mistake you learn from that and 
do it right the next time. There are other 
things that aren 't so beneficial, such as. . . 
Jim : No salary, (laughter) 
Nate : No salary, exactly. Not being able, 
maybe in a month not being able to 
take home any money. Orthe fact of not 



being able to tour or play shows or what- 
ever because of the fact that I've got a 
business to run. And as much as I'd love 
to go out and tour the fuckin' country I 
can't. I have a partner, and he works a 
real job too, to bring home money, so I 
can't expect him to take on all the work. 
Thought we want to do something down 
the road. We want to do a week out In 
the Midwest or something. 

I love it. All I can really say Is it's been 
great. 

MRR : Going into some really generic 
questions here... What do you think is the 
biggest problem facing humanity as a 
whole? 

Paul : It's so Impossible to single it down to 
one, because everything is so interrelat- 
ed. The way people live, and how they 
spend their money, and what they do, 
whether they like It or not, effects people 
now days, on a global scale. You guy 
and buy a pair of shoes, and who knows 
who made it half way around the globe, 
and what their life is like, and whether or 
not they eke out an existence sewing 
together a pair of Nikes or whatever. 
I have this theory, that's not very good, 
but Is that people are generally stupid. I 
think that's the biggest problem facing 
humanity. So many people do so many 
dumb things all the time, and I wish I 
could explain it, and I wish I could thinkof 
a way to solve It... 

Nate : I think, not to sound conservative 
or old, or anything, but I think the key to 
what Paul said, people being stupid and 
not being stupid, is for families to edu- 
cate their children. To instill the right 
morals and values on them, so when 
they get out In this society they can tell 
the difference between right and 
wrong. That all comes form family. 
Jim : That's across whatever class wise 
too. People in hard off classes, and peo- 
ple that end up having kids like the 
Preppie Killer. I don't think that people 
are stupid. I think people do stupid 
things, when they have the potential to 
do good. And that's what's sad, is that 
people are totally not getting that po- 
tential that they have to change things. 
They just end up doing really bad things. 
They just keep perpetuating badness... 
MRR : So whenever you guys are in a bad 
mood you don't call up Jim do you ? 
(laughter) 

Nate : He's always giving people the 
benefit of the doubt 
Paul : I'd like to but it's really hard. On a 



day to day basis, just people every- 
where doing so many dumb things. It's 
ridiculous... 

Nate : When has it not been like that in 
humanity? But the thing is, is the older 
you get the more you accept that, It's 
sad to say but you aln lost become... 
Jim : You become one of them. 
Nate : No, you almost become deaf to it. 
I think you start to see... You've seen it, 
and after a while it becomes normality. 
I think that's part of growing up. 
Paul : I guess I've still got a lot of growing 
up to do then. I'm still not dealing with it 
very well. 

Jim : We know all the kids in CHARLES 
BRONSON will be playing in really bad 
college rock bands in a few years, 
(loughter) 

MRR : They already are! (laughter) 
Jim : Wearing tight pants, and they might 
even have the Romulator haircuts pretty 
soon! (laughter) 

MRR : When Nate said that when you get 
older you start to accept all the shit, you 
just let it happen, do you think that 
makes it okay? 

Paul : You're not letting it happen. Peo- 
ple just do what they're going to do. 
regardless or whether you think it's right 
or wrong. 

Jim : But sometimes, as you get older you 
do let stuff happen, because you think, 
'what can I do', and you let it roll. I don't 
think that's right. I think it's harder to 
screen stuff out, and know what you can 
do and what you can't do, and accept 
the things that you can't do. 
MRR : Kind of going back to the thing 
about Nike shoes. It's out there, it's in the 
mainstream news about the sweat 
shops, yet there's really no mass move- 
ment to change that. It's kind of bizarre 
to me that people know these atrocities 
or these ills in the world, but yet they just 
don't seem to give a shit about anything 
period. As opposed to something in the 
'60's, where there were movements 
springing up left and right. You had Civil 
Rights, the student movement... 
Nate : You just need to do what's right for 
yourself. If you don't want to take part in 
something then don't wear Nikes. If you 
like the way Nikes look, and it doesn't 
effect how you feel about life or whatev- 
er, then you wear Nikes or whatever. I 
think the main thing is to do what makes 
you happy. 

Jim : Even if that includes hurting other 
people in the process? 



people our age are writing it seems. Or if 
you want to use a better example, there 
are people who were involved in the 
Abraham Lincoln Brigade in 1936, the 
ones that are still alive are still active. 
And these people are old enough to be 
our grandparents. 
Nate: You're right... 

Jim : Definitely. SEEIN' RED, seeing them 
a few years ago totally inspired me. 
Nate : Me too. But you know what, if you 
got to know those guys, I bet they're 
pretty much like us. 
Jim : A little more Socialist! (laughter) 
MRR : You can be political, but you don't 
have to scream in peoples' faces about 
it. 

Jim : Those guys too. They experienced a 
tot of stuff, and they decided, 'This is how 
I'm going to live my life. I'm not going to 
bow down to stuff'. I think it's harder 
because you're bombarded with stuff 
all the time. As you do get older there are 
societal expectations that you're going 
to give this lifestyle up, and kind of, 'Okay 
that's over with". 

Nate : A great example Is a couple years 
ago is when I was a plumber. I used to be 
a plumber and I worked on construction 
sites, and basically I can remember . 
working during the Gulf Wbr. I can re- 
member working on these construction 
sites listening to the radio all day long, 
and having different thoughts on the 
whole war than everybody around me. 
I was working with a bunch of older 
redneck guys who basically wanted to 
nuke Iraq and have fucking Disney Land 
over in Iraq. And the thing was, the more 
I argued with these people the more 
burnt out I became. I became exhaust- 
ed, I started to hate my job even more, 
I found that people thought less of me. 
Because of the fact that I would stick up 
for homosexuals or whatever. . . It's pretty 
hard being on a construction with fifteen 
to twenty guys who think you're gay. 
After a while you get sick of arguing with 
fifteen guys that are Idiots. 
Paul : That's what I'm saying... 
Nate : That's why I'm saying what hap- 
pens is, I don't think you become part of 
the herd. I think you just let it go in one 
ear, in your head you realize these guys 
are fucking idiots, you have your opin- 
ion, and they have theirs. 
Jim : That's living by example too. If you 
can not succumb to that pressure, and 
still be yourself and keep your beliefs, 
you're not going to change all fifteen of 



those people, but there might be some- 
one In that crowd that will eventually 
relate to that. 

MRR : Oh, here's one. Jim and Nate, 
since you've been around for a long 
time, what do you think is one of the best 
things about the hardcore scene today? 
Nate : I can tell you the best thing about 
the hardcore scene in the '80's. (laugh- 
ter) 

Jim: What's that Nate? 
Nate : Ron Reagan! (laughter) 
Jim : That's so funny, because I remem- 
ber people walking around in the '80's, 
this guy who I used to be In a band with, 
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, walked around 
with a pin that said, "Reagan Hates Me", 
(laughter) 

The best thing about it for me has been 
meeting people from all over the world, 
all over the country, being able to get 
together with people. People I other 
wise would not have been able to hook 
up with I've become really good friends 
with them. The relationship aspect of it, 
it's a subculture, and there's a really nice 
sense of community in the D.I.Y. hard- 
core scene that I've found, '80's to the 
'90'S. 

Nate : I feel the same way. But I also feel 
the thing I like the most Is seeing bands 
that have been around for ten yearsand 
still haven't sold out their D.I.Y. thing. 
Jim : Like who? 

Nate : CAPITALIST CASUALTIES, SEEIN' 
RED. Bands like that. There's bands that 
have been around for a fucking long 
time... 

Jim : I appreciate SEEIN' RED, because 
as they get older they get faster, (laugh- 
ter) Usually it's a reverse of the situation. 
Nate* That's what I think is the best thing 
about hardcore these days. People 
seem to take it a little bit more. . . As much 
as there are people that don't take it as 
serious there are people who that are 
totally in it for life, that are diehards, 
they've been In it for twelve, fifteen 
years, and they're going to stay In it. 
Jim : There are the people that are still 
doing hall shows, that are doing all this 
stuff that are just really important. It's not 
ground breaking or money making, or 
whatever, but they feel it's worth it. 
Nate : And it's about making friends and 
meeting new people. That's the best 
thing about it. 

Jim I It's beginning to sound like INSTED 
lyrics, (laughter) 
Paul : It just lets you know that you're not 



the only person in the world who thinks 
what you think, or like what you like, 
you're not alone. I'm just in a bad mood, 
and I'm coming off sounding like an idiot 
with my whole 'people are stupid 'thing. 
That wasn't a good idea. 
Nate : You know what buddy? You make 
me fucking look positive. 
Jim: Am I going to have to quote VERBAL 
ASSAULT lyrics to you? 
Paul : I'm glad I'm into this, because If I 
didn't have this I don't even know how 
pissed off or bored or whatever I would 
be doing... 

Jim : Or how bad you feel about yourself 
because you don't measure up to the 
standards of success of the people who 
surround you. 

Paul : That's what I mean. Hardcore 
helps me deal with that. It helps me deal 
with the fact that I can be my own 
person, I don't need to do this or think 
that, or whatever. 

Nate : Hold on buddy, let me shed a tear 
here, (laughter) 

MRR : If there was one bands' ass you 
could beat to a pulp, who's would it be? 
(laughter) 

Paul : It sounds silly to name names. 
Probably somebody local around here 
that no one knows about. 
Nate : What band? Name it. 
Paul : No! I don't need that kind of trou- 
ble. These are the kind of people that will 
come after you with bats, (laughter) I 
don't know if I would even want to beat 
them up. I just wished they weren't' 
trapped in this scene in Albany. 
Nate : Jim, how about you? You've got 
to have a list of people you want to beat 
up. 

Jim : I have no idea. I don't want to beat 
up anyone. 
Nate : ONE UFE CREW. 
Jim : Well yeah. That's a given. Too easy. 
MRR : So when they come to you looking 
for the fight, what are you going to say to 
them? 

Jim : "Buddy take of your Tommy Hilfiger 
shirt first", (laughter) 
Nate : "Out on the street mother fucker" . 





Jim : That's why we hang with 9 SHOCKS 



TERROR. 

Paul : I would love to yell at them. I was at 
the Cleveland Hardcore Festival, and 
INTEGRITY was playing, and then they 
had the ONE LIFE CREW, and it was in the 
middle of all that hubbub about them. 
They played the song that everybody 
didn't like, and some people were yell- 
ing at them, and they jump off the stage, 
and I saw them and Dwid from INTEGRITY 
punch some woman in the face. They 
were just beating people up. it was so 
depressing. I would like to see them get 
beaten to a pulp. Just watching that 
made me upset about the whole thing. 
Jim : Watch your mouth, we're on a 
comp with INTEGRITY buddy! (laughter) 
Nate : EARTH CRISIS too. I'd like to beat 
them toa pulp. Fuck Karl! FuckSyracuse! 
Jim: Sod to say, they've become the 
band everyone loves to hate. 
Nate : Hold on, there's one fucking band 
I would just love to kick the shit out of, 
and that's definitely SPAZZ. Those mother 
fuckers... (laughter) 

Paul : We already kicked the shit out of 
SPAZZ! 

Jim : Max was too skinny. He couldn't put 
up a fight anyway. 

Nate : His little ankles would snap like 
pipe stems, (laughter) 




PO Box 2263, ESP STN, Albany, NY 12220 - 0263 
Paul: 15 Valley wood Dr., Scopia, NY 12302 
Nate: PO Box 14253 / Albany, NY 12212) 
Jim : A stamp is as good as saying, "I love you". 



people our age are writing it seems. Or if 
you want to use a better example, there 
are people who were involved in the 
Abraham Lincoln Brigade in 1936, the 
ones that are still alive are still active. 
And these people are old enough to be 
our grandparents. 
Nate: You're right... 

Jim : Definitely. SEEIN' RED, seeing them 
a few years ago totally inspired me. 
Nate : Me too. But you know what, if you 
got to know those guys, I bet they're 
pretty much like us. 
Jim : A little more Socialist! (laughter) 
MRR : You can be political, but you don't 
have to scream in peoples' faces about 
it. 

Jim : Those guys too. They experienced a 
tot of stuff, and they decided, 'This is how 
I'm going to live my life. I'm not going to 
bow down to stuff'. I think it's harder 
because you're bombarded with stuff 
all the time. As you do get older there are 
societal expectations that you're going 
to give this lifestyle up, and kind of, 'Okay 
that's over with". 

Nate : A great example Is a couple years 
ago is when I was a plumber. I used to be 
a plumber and I worked on construction 
sites, and basically I can remember . 
working during the Gulf Wbr. I can re- 
member working on these construction 
sites listening to the radio all day long, 
and having different thoughts on the 
whole war than everybody around me. 
I was working with a bunch of older 
redneck guys who basically wanted to 
nuke Iraq and have fucking Disney Land 
over in Iraq. And the thing was, the more 
I argued with these people the more 
burnt out I became. I became exhaust- 
ed, I started to hate my job even more, 
I found that people thought less of me. 
Because of the fact that I would stick up 
for homosexuals or whatever. . . It's pretty 
hard being on a construction with fifteen 
to twenty guys who think you're gay. 
After a while you get sick of arguing with 
fifteen guys that are Idiots. 
Paul : That's what I'm saying... 
Nate : That's why I'm saying what hap- 
pens is, I don't think you become part of 
the herd. I think you just let it go in one 
ear, in your head you realize these guys 
are fucking idiots, you have your opin- 
ion, and they have theirs. 
Jim : That's living by example too. If you 
can not succumb to that pressure, and 
still be yourself and keep your beliefs, 
you're not going to change all fifteen of 



those people, but there might be some- 
one In that crowd that will eventually 
relate to that. 

MRR : Oh, here's one. Jim and Nate, 
since you've been around for a long 
time, what do you think is one of the best 
things about the hardcore scene today? 
Nate : I can tell you the best thing about 
the hardcore scene in the '80's. (laugh- 
ter) 

Jim: What's that Nate? 
Nate : Ron Reagan! (laughter) 
Jim : That's so funny, because I remem- 
ber people walking around in the '80's, 
this guy who I used to be In a band with, 
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, walked around 
with a pin that said, "Reagan Hates Me", 
(laughter) 

The best thing about it for me has been 
meeting people from all over the world, 
all over the country, being able to get 
together with people. People I other 
wise would not have been able to hook 
up with I've become really good friends 
with them. The relationship aspect of it, 
it's a subculture, and there's a really nice 
sense of community in the D.I.Y. hard- 
core scene that I've found, '80's to the 
'90'S. 

Nate : I feel the same way. But I also feel 
the thing I like the most Is seeing bands 
that have been around for ten yearsand 
still haven't sold out their D.I.Y. thing. 
Jim : Like who? 

Nate : CAPITALIST CASUALTIES, SEEIN' 
RED. Bands like that. There's bands that 
have been around for a fucking long 
time... 

Jim : I appreciate SEEIN' RED, because 
as they get older they get faster, (laugh- 
ter) Usually it's a reverse of the situation. 
Nate* That's what I think is the best thing 
about hardcore these days. People 
seem to take it a little bit more. . . As much 
as there are people that don't take it as 
serious there are people who that are 
totally in it for life, that are diehards, 
they've been In it for twelve, fifteen 
years, and they're going to stay In it. 
Jim : There are the people that are still 
doing hall shows, that are doing all this 
stuff that are just really important. It's not 
ground breaking or money making, or 
whatever, but they feel it's worth it. 
Nate : And it's about making friends and 
meeting new people. That's the best 
thing about it. 

Jim I It's beginning to sound like INSTED 
lyrics, (laughter) 
Paul : It just lets you know that you're not 



the only person in the world who thinks 
what you think, or like what you like, 
you're not alone. I'm just in a bad mood, 
and I'm coming off sounding like an idiot 
with my whole 'people are stupid 'thing. 
That wasn't a good idea. 
Nate : You know what buddy? You make 
me fucking look positive. 
Jim: Am I going to have to quote VERBAL 
ASSAULT lyrics to you? 
Paul : I'm glad I'm into this, because If I 
didn't have this I don't even know how 
pissed off or bored or whatever I would 
be doing... 

Jim : Or how bad you feel about yourself 
because you don't measure up to the 
standards of success of the people who 
surround you. 

Paul : That's what I mean. Hardcore 
helps me deal with that. It helps me deal 
with the fact that I can be my own 
person, I don't need to do this or think 
that, or whatever. 

Nate : Hold on buddy, let me shed a tear 
here, (laughter) 

MRR : If there was one bands' ass you 
could beat to a pulp, who's would it be? 
(laughter) 

Paul : It sounds silly to name names. 
Probably somebody local around here 
that no one knows about. 
Nate : What band? Name it. 
Paul : No! I don't need that kind of trou- 
ble. These are the kind of people that will 
come after you with bats, (laughter) I 
don't know if I would even want to beat 
them up. I just wished they weren't' 
trapped in this scene in Albany. 
Nate : Jim, how about you? You've got 
to have a list of people you want to beat 
up. 

Jim : I have no idea. I don't want to beat 
up anyone. 
Nate : ONE UFE CREW. 
Jim : Well yeah. That's a given. Too easy. 
MRR : So when they come to you looking 
for the fight, what are you going to say to 
them? 

Jim : "Buddy take of your Tommy Hilfiger 
shirt first", (laughter) 
Nate : "Out on the street mother fucker" . 





Jim : That's why we hang with 9 SHOCKS 



TERROR. 

Paul : I would love to yell at them. I was at 
the Cleveland Hardcore Festival, and 
INTEGRITY was playing, and then they 
had the ONE LIFE CREW, and it was in the 
middle of all that hubbub about them. 
They played the song that everybody 
didn't like, and some people were yell- 
ing at them, and they jump off the stage, 
and I saw them and Dwid from INTEGRITY 
punch some woman in the face. They 
were just beating people up. it was so 
depressing. I would like to see them get 
beaten to a pulp. Just watching that 
made me upset about the whole thing. 
Jim : Watch your mouth, we're on a 
comp with INTEGRITY buddy! (laughter) 
Nate : EARTH CRISIS too. I'd like to beat 
them toa pulp. Fuck Karl! FuckSyracuse! 
Jim: Sod to say, they've become the 
band everyone loves to hate. 
Nate : Hold on, there's one fucking band 
I would just love to kick the shit out of, 
and that's definitely SPAZZ. Those mother 
fuckers... (laughter) 

Paul : We already kicked the shit out of 
SPAZZ! 

Jim : Max was too skinny. He couldn't put 
up a fight anyway. 

Nate : His little ankles would snap like 
pipe stems, (laughter) 




PO Box 2263, ESP STN, Albany, NY 12220 - 0263 
Paul: 15 Valley wood Dr., Scopia, NY 12302 
Nate: PO Box 14253 / Albany, NY 12212) 
Jim : A stamp is as good as saying, "I love you". 



UXA are a historical punk rock band up there with the early 
influential LA punk groups like The Germs, X, The Dickies, Social 
Distortion (sic) and others. De De Troit, the founding member of the 
band, is both the vocalist and guitarist. She was born in Detroit and she 
used to hang out with Iggy and The Stooges, the MCS, and Suzi Quatro, 
so she definitely knows punk rock from the start. She moved to California 
in the late '70s. Interview by Enrico. Photos by Steve Guevara. 

MRR: Was it like "as soon I'm a teenager I have to get out 
of here"? 

De De: I always wanted to come to California when I was 
young, but I wanted to go everywhere. My dad didn't even 
own a car until I was 1 2, but I guess that's even better than 
some people have it. I always felt like they hindered me 
from getting as many places as I wanted to. When I was 
really young, I always was the adventurous type. I did 
come to California in my early teens , but I didn't move out 
here until I started UXA. I met people in Palo Alto, and 
they seemed like the people who were going down my 
road or something, during the early punk days, '77. 1 loved 
taking the train to SF. I was trying to put a band together, 
me and this guys I was with, Ricky Williams. He used to be 
in The Sleepers, and his best friend was Michael (Kowals- 
ki), so we moved up here and he helped me find musicians. 
MRR: Was it still really hippy here back then? 
D.D.: No, it was already punk here. I read about the Sex 
Pistols in Creem in '76. 

MRR: So you saw the Sex Pistols and decided that was 
what you wanted to do? 

D.D.:No, I was already into Iggy and the Dolls. The people 
that I hung out with were into the N ew York Dolls, and the 
first timeTheard the word "punk" as a kind of music it was 
about the Dolls, a long time ago in '73. They were consid- 
ered punk, totally punk, kinda street type of thing. I 
already wanted to sing. Before that I was into Alice 
Cooper and Jimi Hendrix. I wanted to be a soul, blues 
singer, that vibe, then I realized I wasn't good enough to 
sing that kind of stuff. I felt like a misfit, so when I heard 
about the Dolls, I felt "that's me!" That's more of what I'm 
coming from. I've always been political, 
since I was a kid I was a person concerned 
with social justice. 

MRR: Do you think America has changed 
since you were a little kid? 
D.D.: No. It's the same thing. America is 
subtle fascism, it's extreme fascism, it's 
Disneyland. 

MRR: I was playing some of your records 
the other day. There's two songs on the 
Tooth and Nail comp, and those songs 
were more personal. 
D.D.: That was early punk. It was obvious 
people were into anarchy, maybe they 
weren't sure about it. I think Crass were 
the first group that were totally dedicated 
to it. "Me and Michael," that song is about 
Nazi doctors, we tried to be more subtle. 
We were mostly studying a lot about CIA 
mind control. "Social Circle," that song 
was about LA. I was around the wrong 
people when I got first got there. I was 
mourning over my boyfriend's death. I was 
very vulnerable. I was in shock for months. 
I couldn't even be involved with that circle. 
UXA is United Experiments of America. 
We were talking about CIA mind control, 
but now I'm changing the name of the 
band. It can mean different things at differ- 
enttimes, like MDC did. I really like United 
Experiments Of Anarchy, because I am a self-proclaimed 
anarchist and f am one, because I know what anarchy is 
now, I just am. I use the word "anarchy" on one of our first 
songs, "Innocent Bystander." "20 years old and I want to 



hide. .I'm alive in my reaction all for anar- 
chy." I was living my life how I wanted to. 
There's a lot of people who think they're 
liberal, but are really fascists. 
MRR: Do you ever play any of the old songs? 
D.D.: We did three of our older songs on the 
new album, like "Social Circle," that weren't 
on the first album. A lot of people liked those 
songs. We did " 1 995" and "Visitors." It took 
two years to get the album out. I just didn't 
have that many songs right up to that point. 
I wanted to do those songs, because they 
were fun. I think that I am a better singer 
now. I wasn't that good of a singer back then, 
still I wouldn't change "Illusions Of Gran- 



deur" for anything. There are interesting 
qualities about that mix. 




MRR: Do you mix your songs now? 
D.D.: Now I do. I've always been there, except 
for the first album. First the engineer did the 
"white" mix of "Illusion," and then Robbie 
(Fields- Posh Boy Records) was going to re- 
mix the album, and I said I had to be there! 
And then Black Flag had a studio (Media Art). 
The day we were supposed to go there, Black 
Flag had a fight or were sued, and it shut 
down. So he did it by himself. Do you have the 
"white" one? It was a different mix with 
"UXA" stamped on the label and has less 
tracks. 




Detroit City is my home town 

That's where all the great punkers were born 

Close to a factory near the railroad tracks 

I'm a Cotton Pickin ' Punker from a way, way back 



MRR: I saw that album, but it was $100 or something. 
D.D.: Oh my god! It went from $35 to $70. I could make 
you a tape, but I have to fix my record player first. I could 

Rut it out on CD, huh? Anyway, I was ready to go to 
lewYork, the band already moved to New York, and 
that's why we didn't get the picture of the whole band. 
MRR:That's right, you're the only one on the cover! 
D.D.: I didn't want it that way! I think there's better 
pictures, too, from that shoot. Whatever, I was trying to 
show the illusion of Hollywood. That's what I felt when I 
first moved down there. It was like a mirage. There was a 
magical quality about it, but at the same time it was too 

Ehony for me, and when you get rooted there, it's love/ 
ate thing I have with LA. You're trying to move then you 
just can't get the hell out. It's quick- 
sand! 

MRR: What do you think of the 
mainstream rock benefits like Free 
Tibet? 

D.D.: I don't think there's anything 
wrong, as long as people are doing 
something. I mean, trends can at- 
tract people, they can attract the 
right people and the wrong people. 
If the concert was a benefit, well, 
they're helping Tibet, who cares if it 
appears to be trendy? If they're do- 
ing something, that's important, 
it's important to be part of some- 
thing and doing something positive. 
They are so many issues. I'm really 
involved with just one movement 
and the Zapatista are the first to say 
it. We're fighting a world war here, 
they're sick and tired, they've seen 
the pattern of conquer and divide, 
land resources, so they're saying 
we're fighting for the rights of all 
people. That's why they took over 
police stations and killed the vice 
president of Mexico. They're an ex- 
ample. We've got the Internet, 
we've got the radio, you can't hide 
this stuff. We've got Amnesty In- 
ternational. If all those people, the 
people of Tibet, the Chiapas and all 
these people, it's all the same rea- 
sons, trying to fight people who are 

trying to control them. All they want is to be free without 
being exploited, and that's what I think is going to happen 
more and more, because the world is getting smaller. 
Martin Luther King Jr. said it, World War Three is going 
to be between the rich and the poor. 
MRR: Let's talk about the band as of now. 
D.D.: As of right now we've got Suzi (ex Snap-Her) on 
drums, (we're an all girl band now), and Erika on bass. Suzi 
is a community drummer, she likes to play with us, but I 
like it being all girls. We're working on it. I just want to 
tour the US and Europe. In the last five years since I 
started to do UXA again, we've toured twice on the west 
coast. 

MRR: Do you like touring? 
D.D.: I love it. I hate leaving my cats. I miss the cats. I've. 

fot two. One is a reincarnation of the a calico cat I had for 
4 years, and he purrs the same way. Other people believe 
that too. But anyway, the new album, Tree Punks at Real 
School, it took me three months, in Pomona. I had to do 
all the guitars in this old building. The engineer was kind 
of of incompetent, so I had to use a different studio. 
Despite all the problems, we still got a good record. I 
needed to capture the band at that point. These punkers 
lived there and stuff, I had fun. The Tree Punks, they were 
from Lake Arrowhead. I met this guy, he said, "we're tree 
punks". Fresh water and clean air, that's me, a tree punk. 
The perfect description of the way I am as a person. 



MRR: The album is CD only, right? 
D.D.: I just don't have the money for another master- 
ing. I wanted to put it out on CD. People can make tapes 
out of it. Maybe I'll put it out in vinyl later. I'm still 
working on the distribution. If somebody wants to 
order it by mail for $10 cash or money order to: D.D.; 
PO Box 29 1 306; Los Angeles, CA 90027. Anybody who 
wants to book us, our number is in Book Your Own 
Fucking Life. 

MRR: It's not coming out this year. 
D.D.: It helped me to find a place to stay, I was looking 
to places to play, too. I ended up booking the Stratford 
Mercenaries. I interviewed them for Flipside. It turned 
out really good. I'm really mad at myself, I haven't 

finished transcribing it. 
But, it's gonna come out 
when they come back in 
June. We'll play some 
shows with them too, at 
Club Bullocks. It's all 
ages, and it's in an indus- 
trial part of LA. It's really 
happening. 

MRR: Is there any new 
band you're into? 
D.D.: I like Plutocracy, 
don't really listen to 
bands. I see them, but I 
don't have that much 
time. I like a lot of diverse 
stuff, all kinds of stuff. My 
mind is on other things a 
lot. Speed Buggy. 
They're more of a caba- 
ret-rockabilly without a 
stand up bass. I like coun- 




try music a lot, 
We have a punk- 
ab illy song with a 
banjo on the new 
CD. It's about 
my punk history 
and others that 
you hear the 
names on the 
song. I guess I'm 
into grass roots 
stuff. 

MRR: Do you 
think that 

Woody Guthrie 
was punk rock in his times? 
D.D: Oh yeah. Punk is folk music and that's why most of 
our songs, old or new, I can always play them acoustical- 
ly, and they can still come across, even if they're fast. 
You know, it's funny that you mention Woody Guthrie. 
I really love that movie Bound For Glory. The movie is 
about him. I read that book. Seeing the movie refreshed 
my memory. He did a lot of work for the migrant 
workers down in LA. 
MRR: Any closing comments? 

D.D.:lt is just great to be around a lot of anarchists. It's 
fun to come up here for the anarchist book fair. 





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s far as 




time 
believing 
it because it had been 
such a long time. I had to be 
shown that OK, look, people want to buy 
your record." The idea that this record was 
actually sought after still seemed strange, so Rocco 
picked up the phone and called Zed Records in 
Long Beach. Zed was the only store that bothered 
to carry his record back in the day, and — defying 
all odds against punk record store longevity esti- 
mates — their doors were still open for business in 
1998. 



minute, I suggest snorting 
Mike to get any and all i 
twenty-four hours later, 1 
with Mr. Roll. The infoi 
about to end. 

THE ABSE 
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As best he 
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Long Beach ] 
Rocco drove i 
city sent out mer 
Rocco formed a band whicl 
ing to help the problem. ] 
name was shortened to the 
tee Concept cum Absentet 
never found themselves t< 
Rocco took his cues from tl 
the Damned but his band 
into the more well-knov 
weren't like Fear or Black I 
own thing. We didn't fit i 
well." Some members dres 
while others couldn't brinj 
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collectibles go, there is one record that epitomizes 
the obsession with "Killed By Death" type obscu- 
rities: the ABSENTEES. For years, desperate col- 
lector scum combed through fanzines, poured 
over flyers, talked to old scenesters and sniffed out 
any and all far-fetched leads only to find them- 
selves searching in vain. The only known infor- 
mation was that the 7in. was from 1981 and that 
it had a fuzzed out A-side that just about floored 
everybody who heard it. "Tryin' To Mess With 
Me" appeared on Killed By Death #7 in 1993 and 
what followed was utter frenzy. The record was at 
the top of every want list across the globe. "I 
NEED that fucking record" was an oft-repeated 
phrase. The only name — the only possible lead — 
credited on the record was to one "R. Roll", what 
seemed to be an obvious pseudonym. This did not 
stop at least one collector from writing to every 
single R. Roll he could find. Such is the brand of 
madness the Absentees inspired. 

THE ROSETTA STONE 
The key, the link, the Rosetta 
Stone, the guy who cracked the 
code came in the form of a Max- 
imum reader affectionately 
known as Brendan Lawsuit, 
and I hereby proclaim him my 
hero. No shit. I love this man. 
Anyway, Brendan discovered that 
friend (Amy) had an uncle who was in 
the Absentees. Mr. Lawsuit wrote to me explain- 
ing that he showed Amy and her uncle "your 
article [Peer Pressure] and a couple of the classi- 
fied ads over the years in MRR to prove to them 
that they actually had something that people all 
over the world were looking for." This uncle 
turned out to be the lead singer and guitarist for 
the Absentees, and he still preferred to be called — 
you guessed it — Rocco Roll (no, it's not his REAL 
name) . "I was shown the magazine. I had a hard 




CONNEC- 




JHE ZED 
tTION 
In the desperate search for 
Absentees information (of 
which I was a part), we 
(that's me and a friend) 
turned to the only two peo- 
ple we knew with the record: 
Tim Yo andjello Biafra. Asked where they 
originally got their copies in '81,Jello remem- 
bered: Zed Records in Long Beach. Knowing 
this and knowing Zed was still around, I 
wrote to them a few years ago (at least a 
decade after Jello walked in and bought the 
record) offering a cash reward for any infor- 
mation about the Absentees (a la Crime Stop- 
pers) or, better yet, a copy of the single. Yup, 
I was desperate, and as X once sang, "we're 
desperate... get used to it." No dice. Zed had 
no information other than that they thought 
the Absentees were from the area. A few 
years later and until a few days ago, I re- 
mained where Zed had left me, stagnant, 
Absenteeless. 

Over the years, the conjecture that the Ab- 
sentees were a Long Beach outfit had trickled 
through collector's circles, and Zed frequently 
fielded inquiries about the single. I'm sure "take a 
number, pal" became the standard response. So, 
for a change, when the guy on the other end of the 
phone line said he didn't want a copy of the 
Absentees, but that he HAD a copy of the Absen- 
tees to sell, the chimes began ringing in Mike Zed's 
head. Rocco was told to come on down. In the 
mean time, Mike Zed posted to the Usenet saying 
he had a copy of the record and what was it worth? 
I had planned on ignoring the post since I figured 
it was just some joker (there was no indication 
that Zed Records was making the post), but 
friends said I should follow up especially in light 
of the Absentees theft from Tim Yo's collection. I 
replied and got this response: "Hey, I just got a 
copy from the singer of the band :) " For me, the 
smiley emoticon at the end of the sentence was 
akin to calling the Titanic a "boating accident". If 
you care to simulate my mental state at that very 



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guitar while other playei 
kicked out and recruited, 
proclaimed band leader ai 
revolving door policy. The 
face when Rocco's girlfrie 
the band) absconded with 
not long before the Absenti 
this woman, Mary W., wh< 
tion for greatness. Pissed 
Rocco composed a couple 
over as temporary singer : 
recorded six songs. Out of 
the two songs inspired by J 
choose to comprise both sid 
ary single. "Tryin' To ] 
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sn that had beset the 
wblic bus lines where 
'or a living. While the 
nos about the problem, 
undoubtedly did noth- 
'.\ is unclear when the 
Absentees. The Absen- 
;s played regularly but 
)be part of a "scene". 
x likes of Iggy Pop and 
never quite integrated 
m punk circuit. "We 
lag. We were doing our 
n with those guys too 
ised the part of a punk 
[themselves to lose the 
3 muscle shirt probably 
didn't help 
either). The 
mixed nature 
of the band 
made 
them mis- 
fits. This 
fact 
would be 
reflected 
in the 

dearth of ref- 
erences to the 
Absentees in 
fanzines and 
early US 

punk rock's 
collective 
memory. 

The 
member line- 
up was con- 
stantly in 
flux. Rocco 
remained on 
s were forever being 
Rocco was the self- 
id implementer of the 
ioor swung back in his 
t«l (also the singer for 
another band member 
;es were to record. It is 
Jwould be the inspira- 
o'ff to the Nth degree, 
little ditties and took 
for the Absentees and 
pure spite, it would be 
lary that Rocco would 
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^Though the Absentees stayed together 
long enough for the single to get 
pressed, the band fell apart shortly 
/thereafter. Two hundred copies were 
manufactured, and Rocco came up with 
$163, enough to pay for half the pressing. 
The other half (94 copies to be exact) were 
never picked up from the pressing plant. The copies u-n^A^ jj^, J^J, Hj^ *. JLA **A <^\ 
that Rocco did get were mostly given away and, of '~Ql^ vJjZ>e 

course, Rocco made sure the subject of his contempt, W*« a i\*-' M „,^ L. ,'J- t^tus <mtrtt, 
Mary got a copy. Mike Zed reports that: "Even &e Cmt c^ *ȣ$%, T*HZ^k ~ 
ones that were sold at Zed Records (including the 
ones that went to Jello and Tim Yo) he gave to the 
store for free just so we would carry it. He said he 
brought them and felt weird about it the first time, 
but the second time he came in we listened to it and 
liked it, and he has liked us ever since." The "promo- 
tional copy" printed on the 45's label to avoid a perceived infraction of 
copyright laws would be unwittingly accurate since Rocco did "promo" t 
out most copies. Rocco was freely giving out copies to his niece's friends 
up until a few weeks ago. That last sentence surely has punk collectors 
around the world shaking their heads in disbelief. Up until the writing 
of this article, only five copies had surfaced "in the wild": one in a San 
Francisco shop, one mail-ordered from Berkeley, one in an English shop, 
one on a German set sale list for 10 DM, and one was rounded up by the 
Stitches guitarist amidst a box of junk records at a local swap. 

STARS GET IN YOUR EYES 

As would be expected, the sudden deluge of attention 

.caught Rocco off-guard after nearly two decades of 
thinking his efforts had been wholly ignored. 
'! "I'm puzzled. Shocked. And I'm overwhelmed. 

■ But this makes me very happy. I wanted people 

to hear my music for years and finally I found 
out, yeah, somebody HAS listened to it." Com- 
bine the intense interest of a couple dozen serious 
fans across the globe with the speed of the internet, and 
what you get is Rocco's newfound fifteen minutes 
being all the more sudden — and volatile. Unbe 
knownst to Rocco, the Absentees' began an unprec- 
edented rise to infamy almost five years ago with 
the bootleg release of "Tryin' To Mess With Me" 
in the Killed By Death series. When asked about 
this, Rocco replied like so many early punk rock- 
ers have: "It was an illegal bootleg, but I couldn't 
be happier that it was put out." Now, thanks to 
collector scum around the globe paying a few 
hundred a throw for the last remaining original 
copies, Rocco has surely set a Guiness World 
Record for highest royalties paid for a punk single. 
Sugar plums are dancing in this ex-Absentees' 
head. Over the years, a number of former band- 
mates and former students have achieved varying 
degrees of success (running the gamut from the 
Runaways of yesteryear to No Doubt in the past 
year). It's remains to be seen if an Absentees 
reunion is in order or if it's best for Rocco to enjoy 
the belated recognition with the past at a comfort- 
able distance. 

EPILOGUE 

On that note, this fearless punk rock crusader is 
giving the Absentees record a final spin before 
bedtime and giving himself a pat on the back for 
completing this article just before the monthly 
deadline. So who wants to help me crack the case 
of the mysterious Jackie Shark & The Beach 
Butchers 7in. for next month's issue? 
As always, I can be found at: Peer Pressure/ 
P.O. Box 49984/Austin, TX 78765 





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The Snark- 
outBoys 
are a con- 
front a- 
tional 3-piece band 
from Cleveland, Ohio, young 
men with some strange theo- 
ries. In just about one year of 
existence, they've already 
managed to create some im- 
possible situations for them- 
selves, as well as to weather 
an incredible mini-storm of 
controversy, chaos and trage- 
dy. They may deny it, but 
they're pretty damn punk. You 
don't want them in your 
house, and not many opera- 
tors want to let them in their 
club more than once. When I 
finally cornered them and 
made them be interviewed, I 
discovered a lot of bizarre be- 
hind-the-scenes info about 
this most-fascinating combo, 
a love explosion produced by 
the combustion of, 3 truly in- 
tolerable people. Interviewed 
by Ricky Kasso. 



MRR: For the record, tell me and the world for once who you guys are. 

Walter Gait: I'm Walter Qalt! He's Winston and he's Heinz. 
MRR: Are those your real names? 

WQ: Yes 

Heinz: Mo. 

MRR: What is a snarkout boy' and why is that the name of the band? 

WQ: Winston? 

Winston Bongo:Snarkout boys are bored, dissatisfied teens fed up with the vaguaries 

and stupidity of their environment. To relieve the pressure, they leave their domiciles 

and embark on madcap midnight romps of wholesome fun, true crime and international 

espionage and intrigue. Our band is called the Snarkout Boys, because that is who we 

are. 

H: It's also a book by Manus Pinkwater. 

WQ: Two books, actually. 

MRR: So your inspiration is from a book and you've taken the names of the 

characters? 

WQ: Well, in a sense. 

WB: We are the Snarkout Boys. 

H: Dude, I can't even read, dude. 

WB: English. 

WQ: He's Chinese. 

MRR: He's Chinese? 

WQ: He's Heinz the Chinese Butler, dude. 

MRR: So why'd you name yourselves for these characters? Is it representative... 

WB: My name is Winston. I don't know what you're talking about. (At this point, all three 

members begin singing the Husker Du song of the same name.) 

H: Didn't do much research, did you, buddy? 

MRR: No, sorry. All right, tell me what your role is in the band. 

H: I program fat bass tracks on Ovation and fuck 'em up live on my 3-string piece of shit. 

WB: He also supplies the proper attitude and fashion sense for our punk rock mission. 

WQ: I strum my simple instrument and croon minor-key love ballads with a song in my 

heart unheard by the emotionless. 

WB: He also supplies the lusty, touch-me yearnings of the adolescent and the correct 

fashion sense... 

MRR: And you? 

All three: Do You? 
WB: I came to bring the 
pain hardcore from the 
brain, to hammer a mes- 
sage of casting off our 
shackles and breathing 
freely. What more could 
gentleman want? What 
would they have? Is life so 
dear or peace so sweet as 
to be purchased at the 
price of chains and sla- 
very? Forbid it, almighty 
god! I know not what 
course the others may 
take, but as for me — give 
me liberty, or give me 
death! (Heinz applauds 
and begins singing 'Ameri- 
ca the beautiful'). 
WQ: For God's sake, Hen- 
ry, sit down and pass the 
potatoes. 

WB: Lacking a podium, 
though, I decided to play 
the drums. 

MRR: Live, you guys are 
so.. .chaotic. Why? 
H: We suck! Worst band in 
Cleveland! Worst band 
ever! No talent! 
WB: I'm not a drummer, 





I'm a guitarist; he's not a bassist, he's a drummer, and he's not a singer, he's an artist. 

WQ: Dude, it's about love and energy and passion, not rehearsing and perfection, dude. 

H: We're keepin' it real! 

WB: We're sloppy people. 

WQ: It's the L-S-D, dude! 

All three sing: Party! Pizza Party! 

NRR: Okay, so tell me about your songs. They all seem to have messages. 

WQ: The songs... 

WB: Devil bunnies! I snort the nose, Lucifer! Banana, banana! 

WQ: A satanic riddle! 

H: Ernie? Ernie Dinklefwat? 

WQ: Mo, but seriously... 

H: Oh, they may seem to have messages. 

WQ: The songs are about people and places and frustration and fucking up and about 

missed opportunities, and how love... 

H(Sings): Love hurts! Love cries! (Falls on floor) 

WB: How we're not free to understand real reality because of what we must endure to 

survive in this culture. We miss essential meanings and truths, cloaked by symbols we 

attach to them because our responses are governed by the ways we've been taught to 

behave. 

MRR: Now, you're a punk band, but your songs don't really sound very punk to me; 

they're more metal or even pop or something. 

H: I'm not punk. 

WB: He's dirty. 

H: This ain't something new that's just gonna come outta nowhere! No! This is something 

old] and dirtyl. 

ALL: And dirty\ 

WQ: I guess we're kinda punk. Quys? 

WB: Punk isn't music. Punk is a spirit and a way of life, motherfucker. 

H: And metal rules! Kyuss! Oh, mighty Kyuss, where have you gone? 

WQ: I don't know. Good songs have pop parts. To sing along you need a melody. 

WB: But you gotta rock, man! Metal! 

NRR: So what do you guys like? What are your influences? 

WQ: I like Meil Young, J Church, Modest Mouse, Starfish, Mountain Qoats, Big New Plaid, 

Halo Benders, a little Wu-tang, ya know? 




WB: riomeansno, All, Bigdrillcar, Wu-tang, 

Big New Plaid, Leaving Trains... 

WQ: Leaving Trains, dude! 

WB: You know, loud independent Ameri- 
can guitar rock. The Didjits, the mighty 

Rocket - 

WQ: Rocket, dude! 

H: Oh Yeah! 

MRU: And you? 

All three: Do You? 

H: Dude, the Wu! The Pastels, the Fall. 

WQ: 1/2 Japanese. 

H: 1/2 Japanese, US Maple, Can, Halo 

Benders 

WB: Captain Beefheart 

H: Ah, who the fuck cares? 

NRR: So you guys don't actually listen 

to punk music? 

WB: Punk is a spirit and a way of life, 

motherfucker. 

WQ: We know punk and we do listen to a 

lot of it, but without other influences, all 

you get is a boring rehash of a style and not 

any creation. 

H: And that's not punk! Fuck dinosaurs! 

Fuck classic rock shit! 

WQ: And dare I say it, we are punk. We 

don't need to listen to 

WB: It's all we can do, we're still breathing. 

NRR: So who puts out your records? 

What's this Grist Milling? 

WQ: That's us, we do it, us and Stan. 

(Stan Newman overheard the question 

and came to join in) 

SN: It's like SST! A band with a plan! 

Except we didn't have any money to start 

with. 

WQ: It's Heinz's idea, and we all came 

together recognizing a DIY necessity... 

SN: Yeah, to recognize original and good 

bands who'd rather make music than 

spend money on... 

H: Professionalism! We got gear! We got 

clothes! Look at our light show! 

NRR: How does that work out, I mean 
financially? 
H: It doesn't. 

WB: We put our money into it 
and that's it. We get to look at 
and play records we made. Oth- 
erwise, we could flush that mon- 
ey down the toilet. Fuck green! 
SN: Eventually, maybe, we 
could get to a point where we... 
WB: Break even. 
H: Ha! 

NRR: That's got to be kind of 
expensive. How do you afford 
it? 

H: Stan's the money man. Don't 
ask me where it comes from. 
WQ: We don't need to eat or 
sleep or live or... 
WB: Hey, you wanna hear about 
punk? Our record only came out 
'cause I stole the money from 
the gas station Walter and I work 
at. How punk is that? 
WQ: Smash the state, dude! 
Power to the people! 
WB: Property is theft. TSOL. 
NRR: So who are these other 
bands? Oh, that's Big New 
Plaid. 

SN: Yeah, big new plaid was 
awesome rock 'n' roll. That was 
Heinz's first band. He did it for 



years, and no one cared, and eventually they fell apart. 
MRR: What about.. .who are the Rondelles? And... 

WB: The Rondelles sent a tape to Jiffi Pop— the Unknown's label — 

to see if they could get 'signed,' and they gave it to me to give to 

these guys, and Stan loved it and called Albuquerque, and we did 

it, and everyone wants it. They're gonna be huge, the world misses 

Phil Spector. Good summer, happy music. 

WQ: And, Bisybackson is from Portland... 

H: Oregon. 

WQ: Stan's got crazy distro ideas and basically got in touch with 

them and offered to pay to put out a record, and of course, they 

agreed. 

H: Yeah, they're awesome, they're cool, they're poor... 

SN: Yeah, those records actually sell, too, unlike any of our own. 

MRR: What about the Mormons? I've heard of them. 

H: Fuck those guys. I don't even wanna talk about them. 

SN: Oh, their record sells pretty good, but... I don't know. 

MRR: I don't get it. What's the problem? 

H: What a bunch of assholes! They vandalized my ride... and my 

mother's house. And they fucking broke my drum set at a show. 

WQ: They bumrushed us, dude, right off stage, and their fucking 




goons beat up Stan and Winston. 

SN: Yeah, they threw a trash can at me. 

MRR: So why^d you do their record? 

WB: To get back at them. It was broadcast live on the radio, if you 

can believe that, and we ripped it off. I don't even wanna talk about 

what they've done since then. 

H: It's like a war now. They're fucking horrible people. 

MRR: I still don't understand why you'd do that if... 

WB: Well, they're popular — and for destructive hardcore... 

H: Hate punk. 

WB: They're a great band and really hilarious. 

WQ: Unless you have to deal with them. 

MRR: Did they really beat up Earth Crisis? 

SN: Yeah. 

WQ: Maybe? 

H: I don't know. They act like a bunch of dicks, but actually they're 

fucking pussies. That's why they need their goon squad. 

WB: Who knows? Like I said, they're terrible people. I wouldn't put 

anything past them. 

WQ: Their guitarist fucking killed a guy! 

H: No he didn't! He just stabbed him. 

MRR: What? 

SN: Okay, the guitarist of the Mormons, KJ, knifed a pizza delivery 

guy for like no reason and tried to steal his car. 

WQ: Yeah, but he's so fucking dumb he brought the car back and 




got busted. 

H: That's why they're not around right now. 

WQ: It's hard to do much when your guitar player's in jail. 

WB: Can we stop talking about them now? I'd like to keep the 

potential damage.. 

SN: To us\ 

WB: To a minimum, you know? 

WQ: The bottom line is we're not seeing any money. 

H: Ever. 

MRR: So what's next for you guys? 

WQ: Jamming and recording and touring. 

H: Summer tour — for REAL this time. 

WB: Yeah, we had to cancel our summer tour plans due to our own 

legal problems, as well as financial, of course, and our van kept 

breaking, but no one's stopping us this summer. 

SN: Another Snarkout Boys record or two before then, maybe 

another Rondelles. 

WQ: And, Bill Murrry — that's with three R's. 

WB: And, no A. 

H: Look for us, it's worth it. This is your fucking life we're talking 

here. 

WQ: Yeah. 

WB: Right on. 




MRR: Any last words? 

WB: I regret that I only have one life to give for my country. 
H: Write us. PO Box 771402, Lakewood Ohio, 44107. 
SN: A stamp gets you a catalog. 
WQ: The records may not be slick, but... 



H: They're real, baby. 

WB: You can't fuck with honesty. 



The most exciting thing 1 discov- 
ered on my visits to Finland is this band, 
UMLAUT. Their shows have more excite- 
ment and the unexpected than anything I 
have seen before in Sweden or elsewhere, 
and they are fun guys too, very unusual. 
But outside of Finland, nobody knows 
about them, so I did this interview. Their 



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by C. Nils son. 
Who is in the band right now. 
Srnedvig: It is Ulf and I singing, and Ulf also plays 
the guitar, and Burri plays the drums. 
Janne: And, I play the bass. 
MRR: Didn't yon. also have a girl in j| 
our band. 
Yes.Nadia.shepla' 
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return. 

MRR: Tell us about your name, 
■*«»*> "Umlaut." 

S: It's for all those EngftsW'who-don'rti!** 
accents on their writing. Here in Finland 
we have a much richer and more devel- 
oped language than in places like America, 
and this shows in our accented letters and 
words. So "Umlaut" is about pride in our lan- 
guage and our unAmerican culture. Finland has 
a language that came from a different language 
~ ; *£mihMhan the rest of Europe, you know. It 
s""~ represents our own culture and our tight against 
all American culture. 

J: Even ifthe word "umlaut" isn't a Finnish word. 
S: We want them to at least understand our 
refusal. T. 

MRR: So, tellus why your songs are all soy* 
short, so fast. 

S: It is part of our general ethic, the Umlaut ethic. 
We play fast and short, we live fast and short. 
That's the way we do everything. That's why we 
drive motorcycles, to move fast, to go from one 
place to another, to never slow down, always with 
the wind in our hair. We have a rule that none of 
our songs can be more than thirty seconds long. 
That forces us to do a lot in a little time, to never 
waste time, to always come to-tfee. point fast. Jf we, 
can do a whole song, a whole musical thdtfgfttj in. 
thirty or twenty or ten seconds, that's nioije excite- 
ment, more action and no time to be sbdred. 
J: And if our songs are faster, are done faster, then 
that's more time left over for other things. Other 
bands want to play for an hour, we say play for ten 



minutes. Hay a whole sixteen song set 
in ten minutes. If all bands did that, we 
could have six bands play in ;i two hour 
show. No bullshit, il you like a bund or 
you don't, you know immediately, and 
if you don't, they don't waste your time. 
Get to the point. And when the show is 
over faster, then there's more time left 
Jbr other things, loi other parts of life. 

'or riding moiort,\cles. 

'Ia\ ei livt 



wat 

t'.isn-r^^et more We BecauSe7we 

know th at we will not live too long!!- 

MRR: So tell us how did you 

get the vocal sounds on 

the demo tape. 

"> 1 hat s at maily a ■> cry 

good question! We wanted 

to experiment with the.vo- 

cals. Ulf used to work as a 

motor and automobile 

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MRR: Has Umlaut ever played over the 
border in what used to be the scary 
U.S.S.R. 

J: Yes. we have played there. Just .i couple limes. 

small villages, you know. 

MRR: What was it like. 

J: The shows were good, though the people didn't 

understand us a lot, and we didn't understand 
■them very muck, someti 
at one show m 



inMp^ks and a h 

lay over there t >rt but! funk some 
ptaus- ^'i n't even; t the st ks and all the) 
have to offer you for the night is a goat. 
MRR: Yes. . . So, weren't you in another 
band, Janne. 

J: I v 'ier you not mention the name oi 

it in the interview. We formed that band with the 
idea that every song would be made from riffs 
from Mptorhegd^oflgSj^tA&k^aOSS^aS^ 
1 we eonrawrrte^noroT songs7B'uTs6dh we ran out 



He discovered one day (be- 
cause we are always, always 
experimenting) that breathing 
in Freeon makes your voice really 
low. We already knew that breathing Helium 
makes your voice high, so on the recording, we 
took a lot of Freeon from Ulf s shop and some 
Helium balloons, and I breathed the .Helium iir. 
from the JffldrJbs and Ulfbreathed the Ereeoiw 
for the yKv vocalsKThat's how we did those very 
highjmd very low vocals. A lot of people have 
asjffiS us! ! 



MRR: Do you still do that. 

' S: No, because they changed the containers the 
Freeon comes in. Now they are too big to take 
with us to shows. They are illegal to take in cars or 
on motorcycles anyway. 

J: In case we get in a crash and everything freezes! 
S: Freezes in Finland, I don't know. But also when 
Ulf would inhale the Freeon his head would hurt 
very much, and we played one show when he was 
knocked out after only two songs, which was 
really fast. And for me it's better to move around 
and swing the mikestand around, not having to 
^always inhale from the balloon between words. 
MRR? 'So* tellus what-was the song "Inti- 
fada" on that demo is about. 
J:. That is about the struggle in Palestine against 
the forces, of Western imperialism. Anywhere 
that people are oppressed-and have their lands 




cool Motorhead songs. Motorhead is still around, 
you know, and we kept waiting, hoping and 
hoping that they would start to write cool songs 
again. But they didn't, and so finally we had to 
break up. It was very sad, but we just couldn't 
write any more cool songs. I'm a little ashamed of 
that band now, I'm much more proud of this one, 
sople^se just mention me in this one. 
MRRjVhere do you all live. Is there some 
address where people can write'' t^JttSBK* 
S: We actually all live in squats or sometime 
youth centers here. We never stop moving, 
said, never slow down. We mosdy stay in Helsinki 
or in Tuurku, where all our friends are. But I'lltry 
to give you an address of a friend where you oi 
other people can write to us, I'll try to get one b\ 
next time. 

MRR: Tell about the record you have 
coming out. 

J: Soon we will bring out a 6" record ourselves 
with our friends help from here. It will be at leasi 
ten full songs, most of them new ones, and with 
different vocals, I guess, since we don't use the 
Freeon and Helium right now. But it will be cool 
MRR: Anything else you want to add. 
J: No, just thankyou for the interview, and watel 
for us. 

S: Live to ride, ride to live! Play fast, live fast! 
As for contact, please use my address, and I wil 
forward letters, because they live everywhere: 

C. Nilsson, 

Gravadersu 
il 4n, se-222 

23 Lund, 

Sweden. 



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more about the song 
• itself. -« « s£ 7 
. S: It was Sr»"ag<5ident,j-_e- , 
•ally. Wejustj^cleit"orrr' T 

of a noise-Jpi^as jejfrC-.'. 

over in between songs pn 
,; the recording tape- and a 

sample 1 we found on an 

old punk recprcFj'we had 
— a cassettejyltfeft, But it's, 

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Nobody cansatuul your baad history. So we 1 skip Hat. Justin Brannan: 
ok. What io yei tbtsk ol tbt tteg Imp imHOmi has, or peogli think yoa 
tall? JB: What do I think of it? I think its funny- but its detrimental to us because I know it has turned a lot of 
people away and a lot of people just write us off, tough guys, mosh metal from Brooklyn. Whatever and they've 
never read a single lyric, seen a show, read an interview. I Bit tM HaC Staff thJtaS you're thugs. Ul) doWI to AvtMN A aid 
btatln V people tic. JB: But as much as it bother us, we don't really care because the close minded people who 
would write us off because we're from Brooklyn, are the ones we don't care about, some people are so 
wrapped up in themselves... whatever. OK, II Ml of MHtiNS. JB: ok thanks, bye. II UMBO, So let's talk a little HI about 
the ncori companies you've worked wftb. I know you have had some problems It the past. JB: We've "worked" with a lot (of com- 
panies). True. What about loo Daw Hype. I kiow that guy rimed you oft pretty had. JB: well there was a time where we were 
just so excited that all these people suddenly wanted to press our records, we were caught up in that and 



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made some bad deals. People just 
called us and asked and we said 
"Yea" to everyone. We didn't even 
have any fucking songs well; I've 
since made up with Jeff from Too 
Damn Hype. He was annoyed 
because I was talking shit about him 
in some interview and calling him a 
scumbag but it was true. He gave us 
30 records and that was it. Well, its 
hard because when people start 
calling you and offering you deals 
and stuff you're excited, it's natural 
for a band just starting out, you're 
psyched because all these people 
are just calling up and are willing to 
risk money in your band. So unless 
you are wise to all of that. The bad 
side of all of that shit, then there's no 
reason for any to be suspicious of someone intentions. 
W»)l r I'm pratty sure tbey'ra laratsbed ttwir own im^s by putting otit tbe 
OLC noml. JB: Well, we're embarrassed now because 
we're on the same label as OLC, but there's nothing we 
can do about that. I OOBt Uann yott. JB: That guy from PA 
ripped us off also... WHC8 label? JB: Positive Face What was 
tbi dtal witb btm? JB: He really did bad by us. He pressed 
that record like 3 or 4 times and we had no idea. He did 
an initial press of 500 on clear and then one 
day I was record shopping in the city and I 
stumbled across a 2nd pressing and then a 
third. I wrote to him and called him and I got 
nothing. Then I offered him money for some 
More copies because I figured he'd call then 
and he did and we fucking had it out. He's a 
scumbag. I heard he has since sold all his 
hardcore records and is pursuing his career 
as a tennis instructor. Hdal you tan a similar stia- 
tloa Happen wiib Rick aad Back Ta Basics recorts? JB: 
Well with the Back Ta Basics deal, yeah Rick 
pressed it and continues to press it at least 5- 
6 times, but we don't mind that just because 
he really got that record around. We went to 
Europe and 
everyone knew 
those songs- 
even more than our LP!! We 
still get asked about that 
split with Shutdown. Call 
conpiaJH wtth that. I tMak lod«cisioa 




ssrvs as a good axample of OIY doesn't always equal good. JB: We're 
actually now going to press a CD of all of our 7"s so it can 
end all this shit. I want to make everything obsolete. Is 
Wreck AjM putting tit ttat? JB: No, our friend from Belgium, 
Alain. He actually did our first 7", he offered to do it. We 
had other offers for people in the U.S. to 
put it out but honestly, we'd rather some- 
one overseas put it out because I don't 
want it to be all over the U.S. really the 
songs are really old and I don't know. 
That's cool. Is working witb Meads Important to 
Indecision? JB: Yes very much so. I mean we 
want what's "best" for the band, but we 
like to work with people who truly believe 
in us and not people who know we have the 
potential to sell lots of records. We had 
offers from "bigger" labels for this next 
record, people we are close with and who 
truly believe in us, but Exit is where we are 
at and we believe in them very much. WWl 
oi tin topic ot records, way dont you tan about wtat 
you taw coming oat? JB: We have a new full 
length coming out in July, it's called Most 
Precious Blood. We have a split 10" coming out on 
Revelation with Shai Hulud. A split with this band 
Knuckledust from the UK. We toured with them in the UK, 
great guys, and lots of compilations. Nowadays EVERY- 
ONE is doing a fucking compilation. That's cool. Rev Is obviously 
tin biggest lata! you've worked witb. A Ittle apprebeaslve about It? jb.- 
Sure. There was interest for them to work with us exclu- 
sively but right now we're just doing the 10" We're really 



1 1 I 



excited about Exit, I mean ALL of our friends are on the label. DM yon fit to imt tbi py frOB Mbraket 

Win rw H? JB: Actually, that guy Rob from Unbroken doesn't really run it anymore I don't think. Politics 

OkJB: Walter Schrifels started it actually. It's weird now Rev is putting out all that Elliott s tuff and are very important to me, 

Crisis is where all the "hardcore" is going. VOD is doing a 7" on Rev/Crisis. I tall IW Spartearhf but as far as the t>and...we're 5 individu- 

is nry tartan, jb: no. onion is though. r» nver heart ttai. Mtatavtr. Tta eext IP, Moti Proton Hood. I kasw a , s So we don . t write songs about stU ff ma t we ail 

tten is a Uflti scboot samti tbat ta tlw dty. Bui wtat stgaffcaaa dm It tan to laktislu. ¥eai, It's a privily can , t somewnat agree on. M It It anal matin- what a band 
AMcan-Amertcaa scbool. Catholic, liny tan as awesome tasMtaJI team we uad to phy against In school ^ Mttside of tbatr mitsic way do iitsrvtsws matter? jb: interviews mat- 
ytars ago. Wi jatst Ion ttat nam. It's so ominous. Aad It IBS a lot ta ta with Irtadsbtp actually. Yeah it ter because people want to know what a band has to say, people care 
soajfc cany, kt tack yo>. Iknt ttra worts tawi saca amain. I flgarei ttal jb: Death is about that _ , care about thati but if , rea n y | 0ve a band musically, then noth- 
the climax of all emotion and blood is the fuel. Actually it's our crew. jng can chan g e tnat __ Djd you ask me now | f ee | abou t styrofoam? I think its 
mpb. That's a tot tattor aaaa ttaa iy craw. Batwawoalcjat lata ttat. ( Jessa Casaoa great , love jt ti ttaa la ttat can yoa coaM ism to say tta racist Sarewirlnr albums If yn IM 
taajta). JB: No, we won't. I BOW lyrtCS an tapartaat to laaactStoa art yn t- ^j JB . That . s a g00d point| it . s a g00d argument... but yeah. I've listened to the 



wrtta asost of ttmn. Dots ttn wtula baad atjrta wtta taam? JB: i write 95% 



Skrewdriver records before...l'll be singing the choruses in my head a week later but that 



of them. tS ttan IMS accortaaci tbotgb, amtgst tta teal? JB: The doesn . t mean any thing... it's just catchy. Besides Skrewdriver was full of shit, they were just 
last record, the newer songs were all about religion. casbing in on the wh0 | e scene _ D|d you know tnat ? rto, bat BOW I do. Raafly tBal Wilt pvs my glrlfrittd aaottl- 
Most of them, on this record I wrote about some dif- „, ^^ for tikiag ttlMB. JB: Haha. I'm just saying...if music is what matters then nothing else should.Jf 
ferent stuff. It's like we have all these songs, all this its botn jf you need a band to agree with you both musically and politically then, it's a different story, 
music and l try to sit and write each one about | m B ttat corns down to a parsoaal pnftfian tasicaly. Jessa start tta tuck up. Wtat about General Noriega 
something different. Not ALL of our songs are ^ jKapjja | iiow you an very laterasM il ttat. JB: I liked how the army was blasting 
about religion thafd be fucking reta rded an d neavy meta | a n day t0 get h|m t0 come out of his nouse . That was good, 
useless. I taart yw aaca dtscritoi as "pro-splrltaal, They snou | d > ve blasted Amber Inn they could've cleared out the whole 
aatl-rta|lM." Faolaas? JB: Yes, very much so. coumry ( | augns ). jjsjs. (tanks) jb: Have you followed this hot new 
Whoever said that was pretty accurate. news topia the wno , e C | jnton sex SGa ndal(s). All 10 of them now. I 
We feel that there is something more th|nk jt . s gettjng a blt ridiculous. It's so ridiculous. Every day 



than our bodies, there is something 



someone new comes 



out. Poopla an Jatst cashing la at is pout, jb: i 



more than this life but we don't see the wanna d0 it m the thing that ls so frustrating to think about 
necessity for rules in order to find that is |jke . what the fuck a ,| these peop | e are so fu || of shit> 



something. Rules are what we are 
against. Isn't that what punk rock is 
supposed to be about? Mai of Ike aa 
AgaostlC DOitl Of litW. JB: In a way. I con- 
sider myself an atheist, but I think 
some things were meant to be, cer- 
tain "roads" in life were meant to be 
taken, certain things happen without 
warning or reason and I always think 
"There's gotta be a reason for that" 
Yoa tan a poittt. Karma, if yoa will, jb 



they're all coming out now. But, they have an excuse 
because they can all say that they were all to afraid before 
to come out but now since practically everyone had an 
affair with him, and they're all coming out about it- so can 
they, and I hate that, because they're hiding behind that 
justification. At tta same time ttaonttjtw I an! ttat* tta president stoali 
lie breaking taws. I ton tta Prastasat sboeJttal be going around having 
attain. He staaMal tan eaougti fata to fad Hillary. Nanmlai attar 
WOlMt JB: No, but people have to realize- he is a human 
being. I'm not saying that means he should be excused or 
understood- but I don't know. People are so outraged; it's 




Spirituality without religion. Without an affair. People do it all the time... I aMtaRtaWl Wtatra yoa an C0B1- 
rhetoric. Without rules and dogma and i H froRi. But paoqia ttava tbe rtgbt to tM itpsst it tt is trn I aaaaa, people waat 
stories meant to scare us. Holy shit, this ^ p^ „ h tHs „(,„, m, p,,^ robot aad that's list nt taw it Is. 01 
quesdiilia is burning my mouth, (laughs) coarsathoy cat In apsat, to obi waatstlairasMtai to In lavlaiaflalrs wltbottnr 
Sorry to bear ttet. Wtat about tta tact yu guys get WOim B but i ttiak peopla art ssaiag it as 'Hb my goso.. I koow Larry Bid tt to Us wtta 
labeled as aa edge or vegaa baad. JB: Weil, that leads im |M MlM m is m presjdent" - Its tta same ibtug. Wen all bumaa toiigs, 
back to' an ad for our first 7" about four years aa) ft ^ j^, ,„ mm ]m K j^,^ wttb JFK but ttn OWQla is so iatalaatid Witt 
ago... at the time i was vegan and the guy who did S8 jsationalsai ttaa days. It's a pretty sad state of attairs ia tta media. Well it you look at al those 
the ads assumed we were all vegan, it was a harm- pnjMHtu btograptfts ivery Presideat is rawed to tan tucked arouad. It ooly sometimes comes out duriag 
less mistake that has haunted us to this day... flat's prat- ^ j n ^fg K f i jg. | ts nothing new. But it's all over the news. I remember I was working in a bank 
ty Stupid JB: what we love is when someone interviews us vau | t for m 6 weeks and we C0U | d get down tnere was A.M. radio reception. So I listened to 
right, and they ask the mandatory question. "Are you guys ta | k radi0 a n day and it made me sick. People just repeating themselves over and over and 
SXE? Vegan?" and we say... whatever we say and then in the over ab0(Jt tnis rs so boring] Tney . re fie | ding ca || S from this and that person, and tak- 
back of the zine, there's a review of our record and it says "great jng p0 || Si jrs pat hetic. There's nothing else going on so this is it. This is news. All day 
release from this SXE- Vegan band", rl pratly an la ElfBCt M ttat. JB: l |ong 0ne snow after anotner But ttare an real tUags going og... but nobody cam. Ttal's 

don't remember. We always say "No" but no one ever listens. Mt aaittar. way tta Btla total can. JB: Sensationalism. If covering bona rigbts abuses drew 

Wtacans? JB: Rachel and I are vegetarian and Tom and I are straightedge. It's n ^ ttat'S an wtat ttay would to conriag. JB: Right. But it never will, 

like, who cares anyway!! I tbtak bands ttat tan Xs around Mr tames and stufl like Ibat are Ita- ^ Wnat . s exciting about that? Wnat can you snow us? ^ \ s a M y rs 
on. JB: But the question always comes... Itay tbtak that maybe kids will like tbem because ttoy'n tba geaeral popuiatioi's tautt. JB: i remember we were on tour 

edge or niaa. JB: I think bands with X's around their names are just looking for that automatic in Virginia somew h ere , | think, right around the 

"crowd" Itat'S Hg ap tan la Syraoa. JB: Yeah and that's stupid. If I lived by that, I would've passed tlme that guy bom bed that concert at the 

up on such great music. What does it matter if a band drinks or does drugs or whatever. yn*n Olympics, remember that? 

tot a point. JB: It's a fucking band- if you like the music- then that's it. I mean, that's the way I see y^g. JB: 

it... I kaow politics an soontblag that's Important to at toast yn poiticaily. So, what an your ttriags on styrofoan? JB: 



We're 

sitting there watching televi- 
sion like- "oh...look." I mean, we're all 
guilty of it. We're so callous, numb. Senseless. It's 



Is N) may paopte question stall er care. M Mi wbat I meant. JB: I mean some bands gained a lot of their 

notoriety and popularity from gossip- so gossip isn't always a negative thing. Im. JB: See I spoke 

my mind, but I was threatened with violence, etc. I knew it would happen. Speaking Ol Mtorlety. Why 

AMI yiW laft abCMt till Jutas Factor? JB: Judas Factor. OK. I've been a friend of Rob (Fish of 108 and 

Resurrection) for a few years. We were writing letters back and forth for awhile and then he 

like - oh look people dying on TV. Great. OK. let's BOW N. wanted t0 start U P a band ' a S ain - Next tnin 8 we were recording a 7". It's pretty much, 

JB: Ok. Moving on... Earler you mentioned tit psbsMoB part of punk rock. Pat and ' from Indecision and the last Resurrection line up. WHct \t coring out on Wmk 

Specifically wltb religion. JB: Yeah. Do you tUtk tbat part of punk rock and bargain "*■ JB: Ri ^ ht - That snould be out in ApriL lts a 7 " and CD - We d0 a Black Fla § 

Is lost? Is Indecision trying to bring It back? jb: Yeah. For the most part, it's weird cover t0 °- So we ' re psvcned - m - W"*! •»» yon wait to talk about? JB: i 

and frustrating. I mean, EVERYTHING has been done before, No one is saying don,t know - M C"" 1 " 1 * JB: Living Colour was a great band. Final 

anything new.Jts how you present it now. Being straight edge am vegan Isnl revolutionary. Comments? I km a qnstiou still if we still have time. Ob god Jesse let It rip. 

JB: You have to present it in a new way. Being straightedge and vegan is revolutionary JB: Live eve ryday like it's your last. What's the question? On 

because now it's such a normal thing. Just as people who were straightedge and now - * ' "J }m ^ "' 8al " ** w,n I 103 *! Mw •wytbill you 

they're not- they think that rebellion- that's not fucking rebellion- that's the norm just as well. M,s " ol *"* " a *• JB: Workin 6 wn ere? An act- like 

It's a circle. People say Boy Sots Rn is revolutionary. Ms a load of sbit. JB: Boy Sets Fire are nice people we ' re fu " of shit? ■ * l " l""* 1 " ilSma Hi mi) - 

and I like them, but I don't they're revolutionary... Talking against McDonalds aid tben eating Burger King before WW « y<« tklnk I ban otnr jobs? I am a lonr JB: what 

the SMW.. like BSf does is ridCOJOUS . JB: I mean they never said they were but I mean I could copy some did tney mean by " an f ct " ? Uh WWI *"'" w ** 

disjointed political agenda from taking parts here and there from various books on Y 8 " B« crazy kBt CalSS tt'St tbo COO? tbkNJ to do. Tftey W»M 

socialism or whatever- but it's just regurgitated rhetoric. "SHtKO kids tbe nvoWMU". *&* ®* * ,to ""■"I ivi **■ JB: Wow - 

JB: Yeah- but at least they're consistent with that McDonalds shit.. JnTl Tnat ' s a pretty insultin 8 comment. 

not consistent wben you'n going down tbe road and buying from Burger King, jb: if they Som eone really said this? Yeab on of those 

say how evil McDonalds is on stage and in literature and the like- and ^ att ^ s ,B| * " "" ^ K ' ^ luow "" W*- 

then they're backstage eating Burger King- at least they're consis- JB: We " il ' s not - ' mean ' on sta ^ e we 

tent with that- haha. I'm kidding. OK. JB: You know what I mean? see i{ as a time for emotional 

yep. JB: They could be like "hey- we're not eating McDonalds release ' ' tel " ■ M m m ,w a ' 

though" It's bard to ba consistent across tbe board. JB: That'd be cool ca1 *■* ' *"* hft 0IB8 m a ** 

if they said that. Sure. But I mean, what is consistent. To IMII,|B • ' alwai,s m * yoa ofl - JB: ' 

whose standards are you to be consistent? YWre own, I WOldd like t0 play when tnere a lot on my 

assan. JB: Besides your own personal standards, who mind because there's more to get 

cares about anyone else... Tm. JB: People ask me about ° U V mean when . we play nappy 

straightedge, its like yeah I've been straightedge for 6 

years- but I don't really care about anyone else. I don't 

want to change the world. I care about my friends and 

those I love, that's it. Everyone else. Wby don't you bring US up to 

speed on your conflict wltb Hands Tied tbat ensued after tbe interview in li 

Effect. JB: Well, that's all over now, but at the time I was 

speaking my mind. Steve Reddy and I had some argument 

over T-shirt prices or something trivial like that once and 

then there was some email confrontation between John from 




its fun- but its not the same. So 
you've never seen us live Jesse? 
Yeab, isnl be a fag. jb: wen, i mean 
whoever said that is wrong. It's 
no act. No I always left cause I tboagbt 
you guys wen a ttugb guy band, then I 
boggtt tbe CD Ike Ctristmas time and I got 
way into you guys, jb: what the fuck do 
they know? Cool. See you're the 



Ten Yard Fight and myself. In Syracuse, rigbl? JB: Well, no what type of person ' was talkin 2 about 
happened in Syracuse was Steve Reddy confronted Artie Philie earlier m tne interview - **•'< w ' s f l0 
and myself. Regarding? JB: Steve said something about someone M mmt l ' in ■W. JB: Wnv did you 
made an insult about his wife, Kate and that wasn't me or Artie...so wr ^ °!I ? W,, W1|M ^ "" m> *" ^ 
it was weird. At the time I did that interview I wasn't the best of friends flrt1 ' l"* ^ ^^^i ® ** JB: Well, I mean, 
with Steve or John and that was on my mind, so I turned into a tangent that wnat we d0 on stage " that ' s wnat we da 
got me into a lot of shit, but its all over now. Everyone is cool. TW'S At. JB: We ' re tne same people - mti M ^1* M a 7 
There's a lot more detail to it, but it's boring to explain now. Ibat's ok. JB: I don't care, I 'KUw Back la Basics, tben I listened aid I loved it, I mostly 
mean they were pissed because I said they're band sucks or whatever, I mean, sure I know the ^ ™ NCOrt C^ 58 ' "A a " ,0 lta aatl-religiOUS tUng as 
saying "If you don't have anything nice to say...." But why the fuck not? I'm not trying to sound **- JB: That comment really caught me off guard, 
like a rebel- but I'll say and do whatever I want. Everyone should Isn't that what punk rock Fuck wnoeve r said that. That's just a really insulting 
is about? I didn't "talk shit" about EVR to gain some sort of notoriety. I'm not a "shit- comment to make. I don't see how someone could make 
talker." I mean, I don't know. I'm not the type who thinks having enemies is cool. But that remark witho ^ knowin8 us as people - ' tnink we ' re sil> 
wnat can you do? EVR is just a joke aod you brougbt tbe subject up In public. No on takes tbem cere J ust by nature - ** ■ l0 ,al *- Wi and simple. People need some 
seriously. At toast to people wbom put a Ittle tbougbt In to It. JB: well I don't know, I'm M91 ,0 tal m - JB: ' cap,t prove t0 you that we ' re sincere ' but - M 

not gonna comment anymore on it. I said what I said and that's it. All * ■* ta,, Mwr m M way about WSiC M tbey can never understand. JB: That's what 

my feelings for EVR were released in that interview; they are il must be - ■ "*■ m "* l^" ^ »» 1^ *y and sn Just donnl gra^ people get 

immortal and recorded. I wouldn't say no OH takes Item serious- rMl ■■*■' *■ ™ Bic ■ "" M *®1 m ** Y" 1 '! "** "» systeoi."JB: I mean when 

ly, more tben Half tin seen in our area is just mfndess people ' listen t0 98% of my records, I get goosebumps. Music really affects me emotionally. 

win never pick up a ztne tbey just like to mosb and Hs- Exactly - N8W nwi " *• Full !*S Tour all summer wltb Silent Majority and Milbouse. Anything else? jb: no, inter- 

ten to music, maybe a little gossip, jb: view killer tnat ' s alL n ' tL ^1- w,,ps ^w tbis tblng to death, jb: Nick, you can't expect me to end an 

Yeah... Fact interview two seconds after that Jesse asked that question, i tUnk you got your point across. JB: But 

OK. Thanks. P.O. Box 09-581, Brooklyn NY 11209. BrannanJ@aol.com 



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THE PAS J 
SIX iEARS HAVE BEEH 
AH UPHILL BA11LE FOR FOUR 
LETTER VORO. STRUSSLIHS TO BREAK OUT 
FROM THEIR 'UNFAVORABLE SEOSRAPHf AHO BE 
HEARD. SUCH OBSTACLES TOOK THEIR TOLL OH 
BAHO. AHO THEt SAV TlfO BASSISTS AHO A ORDMMER 
THROUGH THEIR RAHKS BEFORE SETTLIHS OH THEIR BEST AHO MOST 
PERMAHEHT LIHE-UP IH THE FORM OF: HELL1 (VOCALS). JOH 
(SUITARJ. HAIR/ (BASS i BACKIHS VOCALS) AHO VILL 
(DRUMS). MITH THEIR LA TEST RELEASE "A HASH PIECE OF 
VORK" OUT OH B.Y.O. RECORDS FOUR LETTER MORO HAS 
COMBIHED THE CLASSIC PUHK ROCK SOUHOS OF THE RUTS 
I AHO THEAH6ELIC UPSTARTS WH THEIR CURREHT POLITI- 
CAL BELIEFS. LOOK FOR THEM OH TOUR THIS SUMMER MH 
THE SMIHBIH' UTTERS AHO 22 JACKS. IHTERVIEVEOBi ACE 
' AHO AHO i. 

MRR: IT'S BEEN fEARS SINCE AN* PUNK BANDS HAVE MAOE 
THEMSELVES KNOWN FROM WALES. HOI? 010 YOU MANAGE TO 00 IT? 
WELL*: COMPLETE ACCIDENTAL LUCK REALLY. IT'S NOT LIKE YE'VE HAO 
ANY OVERNIGHT THING GOING ON THOUGH. CUZ YE'VE BEEN GOING SINCE 
'91. IT'S SYMPTOMATIC Of WALES THOUGH THAT IT'S SO HARD FOR PUNK 
BANOS TO GET HEARO. I OON'T REALLY KN0YYHY.BU1 IT'S MORETHAN JUST 
BEING OUT ON A LIMB GEOGRAPHICALLY. A LOT OF LABELS YON'T TOUCH 
YOU YITH A BARGE POLE. FOR US. IT YAS EVEN MORE DIFFICULT. EVEN 
GETTING GIGS t'AB REALLY HARO. PROBABLY BECAUSE YE DIDN'T FIT 
EASILY INTO ANYONE'S STYLE GHETTO. WE YERE TOO MELODIC FOR THE 
TRADITIONAL U.K. PUNK CRUSTY/THRASH/ METAL SCENE ANO 
TOO HARO FOR THE U.S. STYLE POP PUNK SCENE. ONLY A 
HANDFUL OF PEOPLE EVER GAVE US THE TIME OF DAY. 
NAMELY. ANQY HIGGINS OF ERASE TODAY YHO SPLIT 
FINANCED OUR 7" EP. PETE SPITE V'HO TOOK US ON A 
U.K. TOUR It'lTH THEM. ANO YE ONLY REALLY GOT TO 
PLAY IN CARDIFF. BRISTOL ANO SOUTHAMPTON ASIDE 
'FR0M1HAT. BUT THANKS TO THE EP.SHAYNANOMARK AT 
BYOYANTE0T0YORKYITHUS.AN0 IT'S ALLYORKEO OUT 
GREAT. THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER BANOS FROM WALES. SOME YOU 
MIGHT'VE HEARD OF.SOMENOUIKECOYBOY KILLERS. RECTIFY. DOUS.IN 
THE SHIT. PUBLIC DISTURBANCE ANO PARC TROLLI 10 NAME BUT A FEY. 
MRR: WHAT'S KEPT YOU MOTIVATED ALL THESE YEARS TO KEEP THE BAND 
GOING? DO YOUTKINKTKAT CARDIFF BANOS SUCH AS THE ICONS OFFILTH. 
OPPRESSEO ANO DEMENTED ARE 60 LACKED YOUR MOTIVATION? DO YOU 
THINK THAT'S THE REASON THEY BROKE UP? 

WELLY: IT'S ALL ABOUT REASONS FOR OOING IT IN THE FIRST PLACE. WE 
OION'T SET OUT It'lTH ANY PRE-CONCEIVEO GOALS OR IDEAS ABOUT YHAT 
YE SHOULD BE OR YHERE YE YERE GOING. YE JUST PLAYED AND THAT YAS 
THAT.MY PHILOSOPHY IS; DON'T PLAN ANO YOU YON'T BE DISAPPOINTED. 
THERE'S A LOT OF BANDS NOY. YHO SEEM TO HAVE COMPLETELY MISSED 
THE POINT. THEIR ONLY GOAL IS TO GET SIGNEO BIG TIME IMMEDIATELY 
ANO BE FAMOUS. BUT IT JUST DON'T FUCKIN' HAPPEN. YOU 
OON'T GET ATTENTION JUST BY DEMANDING IT. OR AT 
LEAST YOU SHOULDN'T. AND THOSE EXACT SAME 
BANOS HAVE NOTHING TO SAY ANO JUST YAN- 
NA ROCK... THEY ALL YOULO'VE BEEN 
METAL OR GRUNGE A COUPLE OFYEARS 
AGO. YOU GOTTA BE SELF MOTIVATED TO 00 THIS SHIT ANYYAY. IF NOTH- 
ING'S HAPPEN I NG. THEN MAKE SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING. YHY ELSE ARE 
YE HERE? I'VE GOTTA BE IN A BAND ANYIe'AY. CUZ I'D STILL BE YRITING 
IYRICS REGARDLESS. AS FAR THOSE ANCIENT CARDIFF BANOS /OU MEN- 
TIONED. I THINK DEMENTEOSTILLPLAYEVER<NOY ANO THEN.THEYMOVED 
TO LONDON YEARS AGO. THE OPPRESSEO ONLY RECENTLY SPLIT. THAT 
RODDY GUY HAS DEFINITELY MOTIVATED. THEY YERE GOING ABOUT 12 OR 
13 YEARS. HE RAN A LABEL ANO STARTED OUT THE S.H.A.R.P. SKIN THING. 
AS FOR ICONS. SADLY THEY YERE PRETTY MUCH LIKE THE BANDS OFTOOAY. 








YHEN 
YASN'T COOL ANYMORE 
THEY YENT BACK TO A NON-PUNK LIF- 
ESTYLE AND NEVER GAVE IT ANOTHER THOUGHT. 
MRR: IS THE EUROPEAN PUNK SCENE MORE POLITICALLY DRIVEN THAN 
THE U.S.? 

WELLY: DIFFICULT ONE! I'VE NEVER BEEN INVOLVED 
N CONTINENTAL PUNK ROCK. BUT I'VE HEARO IT IS 
MORE POLITICALLY ACTIVE ANO MORE M01IVATE0 IN' 
GENERAL THAN ANYYHERE ELSE. MORE LIKE A LIFE- 
STYLE THAN A FASHION STATEMENT. AS IT SHOULD BE! 
AS FOR HERE... HMM.fN SOME RESPECTS AND SOME PLAC- 
ES YES. BUT ON THE YHOLE I THINK IT'S MORE 'AMERICAN 
PUNK' DRIVEN THAN ANYTHING ELSE. PUNK ROCK HAS ONLY 
EVER BEEN A MICROCOSM OF MAINSTREAM SOCIETY. THEREFORE IN THE 
LATE '90S. YE SEE THE YHOLE MEDIA INDUSTRY INFILTRATING EVERY 
SUBCULTURE IN SEARCH OF IDEAS. AS A RESULT YE SEE PRESENT GAY 
PUNK ROCKERS, MORE INTERESTED IN THE TRIVIAL ANO FICKLE ASPECTS 
OF FASHIONABLE BANOS. CLOTHES ANO ATTITUDES. JUST LIKE SUBURBAN 
HOUSEYIVES. CONSUMERISM IS CROYD CONTROL! POLITICS ARE NOY 
REGAROED AS PASS6 AS YELL AS THE O.I.Y. ATTITUOE. IT'S GREAT THAT 
THERE YAS A MUCH NEEOEO REVIVAL. BUT TO 00 SO YOU HAVE TO ENTER 
THE MAINSTREAM TO REACH MORE PEOPLE. THE PROBLEMS YITH TOUCH- 
ING THE MAINSTREAM ARE MANIFOLQ; THE MEDIA 'DILUTES TO TASTE' 
EVERYTHING IT TOUCHES. THIS IN TURN IS HANOEO OOYN TO THE RECIP- 
IENTS OF'NEY'PUNK ROCK. ALSO. THE MORE PEOPLE YOU REACH. THE 
MORE IDIOTS ANO MIODLE CLASS BRATS YOU YILL GET. YHO YILL ALVAY* 
CARRY THE FLAG OF 'CONSUMERISM' AND 'A- 
POLITICALISM' BECAUSE IT'S THE YAY THEY 
ARE BRED. WE STILL HAVE THE 'OLD SCHOOL' 
FACTIONS IN THIS COUNTRY YHOSE MUSIC IS TRADITIONALLY 
POLITICAL. BUT THESE DAYS IT IS FAR MORE TO 00 YITH YHAT'S 
THE ACCEPTABLE NORM. Y'KNOY IF YOU'RE A "BRITISH PUNK BAND' 
YOU SING ABOUT THESE TOPICS. HAVE BLACK ANO YHI1.E SLEEVES ANO 
YOU YOULO RATHER LISTEN TO CHART DANCE MUSIC THAN TONEFUL PUNK 
ROCK. ALL THINGS SAIO THOUGH. THERE YILL BE PEOPLE YHO HAVE GOT 
INTO IT OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS YHO YILL STICK YITH IT ANO BECOME 
THE FUTURE ORGANIZERS ANO PERFORMERS. WHAT PUNK NEEDS NOY IS 
FOR IT TO GO UNDERGROUND. YE ARE STILL IN THETHROES OF CORPORATE 
TAINTING LIKE THE 70'S. YE NEED ANOTHER DEAD KENNEOY'S OR CRASS. 
SO PEOPLE YILL BE INSPIRED TO FORM BANOS THAT COPY SOMETHING 
YITH AN OUNCE OF INTELLIGENCE. INTEGRITY ANO POLITICAL INSIGHT! 
ALLTHE ABOVE IS OBSERVATION. 
MRR: ARE YOU INVOLVED IN ANY POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS? 
WELLY: NO. I'VE NEVER BEEN INVOLVEO IN ANY ORGANIZED POLITICS. I 
OON'T REALLY KNOYYHEREMY ALLEGIANCES LIE. I SYAYBETYEEN ANAR- 
CHIST URGES OF CAPITALIST DESTRUCTION TO COMMUNIST / SOCIALIST 
URGES OF CAPITALIST DESTRUCTION. WHICH EVER YAY. I JUST 
YANT TO FORCE THOSE BASTARDS BE ON THE SAME LEVEL 
AS US. THOSE BASTAROS BEING THE MIDOLE CLASS. 
LANDLORDS. CORPORATE BUSINESS. THE MEOIA. 
ANYONE YHO LIVES OFFTKE TOLL 0F1KE PEOPLE TKE'tf 
ECONOMICALLY OPPRESS-THE YHOLE KABOODLE! 
CLASS YAR IS A GOOD IOEA. IT'S JUST THE ONLY. 
PEOPLE YAGING IT ARE THE MIDDLE ANO UPPER 
CLASSES. THEY HAVE THE POYER TO ORGANIZE. YE 
DON'T. 

MRR: ARE YOU STILL OOING ARTCORE FANZINE? DOES THAT TIE IN YITH 
YOUR POLITICS OR THE BANO? 

WELLY: YES. I'M YORKING ON A NEY ONE NOY. THERE'S ALYAYS POLITICS. 
BUT POLITICS IS INTRINSIC TO EVERYTHING; GOVERNMENT POLITICS. 
SCENE POLITICS. PLAYGROUNO POLITICS. IT'S ALL ONE ANO THE SAME. 
IT'S THE GUY YITHTHEBIGGEST APPETITE ORTHE BIGGEST STICK! I GUESS 
IT DOES TIE IN YITH THE BANO. I RAN AN INTERVIEY YITH THE OTHER 
MEMBERS OF FLW. YHICH PEOPLE SAIO YAS 'SELF PROMOTION' YHICH I 





GREAT TO PISS PEOPLE OFF. 
OUR OVN STUFF. SAVING IT'S 
t'INDS PEOPLE UP. GENER- 

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GUESSED!!!) AND POKE 
MANY NEV.' ANO INTER- 



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FOUND FUNNY. CUZ IT'S 
ANO I LIKE TO REVIEW 
BRILLIANT. WHICH ALSO 
ALLY. I JUST RANT ANO RAVE 
VOULO'VE NEVER 

FUN AT THE PUNK SCENE IN AS 
ESTING WAYS AS POSSIBLE. 
HRR: 00 YOU HAVE ANY TOURING 
GET ANY AMERICAN GIRLS ONTOUR? 
WELLY: WE'LL BE TOURING THE U.S. 
FROMJUNE TO AUGUST.TKE FIRST LEG 
UTTERS. 22 JACKS ANO BRAND NElt' UNIT 
THERE'S A FElt' PLANS. BUT k'E'RE 
NOT SURE. BUT IF YOU'RE BORED 
THIS SUMMER ANO WANNA GOOD 
LAUGH. THEN MAKE SURE YOU 
COME ANO SEE US, IT'LL DEFI- 
NITELY BE...ER. INTERESTING! 
AS FOR GIRLS. It'ELL I'M 
COMMITTED. SO 
YOU'RE 
TALKING 
TO THE YRONG GUY. I'M NOT EVEN 
GONNA COMMENT FOR THE OTHER M 
GUYS FOR FEAR OF REPRISALS. 
HRR: HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO 
AMERICA ANO MAT 00 YOU EX- 
PECT? 

WELLY: YES, I HAVE. I YAS THE T- 
SKIRT GUY ONTKE'94 CHAOS U.K. 
TOUR. YOU NEVER REALLY KNOlt' 
MAT TO EXPECT FROM ADVEN- 
TURES. BUT I 00 KNOlt' THAT 1Y0 

MONTHS AROUND AMERICA IS PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY CHALLENGING. 
THE AMOUNT OF FAT IN THE FOOO IS RIDICULOUS, THE ALCOHOL LEVEL IN 
THE BEER IS NON-EXISTENT ANO AMERICA IS THE ONLY PLACE YHERE THE 
CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER'S YARNING ON CIGARETTE PACKETS SAYS: 
"CANCER GUARANTEED WITHIN SIXMONTKS OR YOUR MONEY BACKTBEING 
A VEGGIE ON THE ROAD IN THE U.S. IS HARD YORK. SO OUR DRIVER GUY 
GRAHAM. IS GONNA HAVE IT BAD. CUZ HE'S VEGAN. HAIRY THE BASS 
PLAYER YENT TO NEYYORK LAST YEAR. SO HE'S EXPERIENCED THE 
CULTURAL DIFFERENCES. BUT JON THE GUITAR MAN ANO WILL 
THE ORUMMER HAVE TO YET TO TASTE THE MANY DELIGHTS OF 

YOUR EXPANSIVE CONTINENT. 

HRR: HOY 00 THE AMERICAN BANOS 00 IN EUROPE? 

WELLY: VERY YELL. I SHOULO IMAGINE. ESPECIALLY IN 

GERMANY. THE U.K. YILL ONLY EVER SEE FOREIGN BANDS 
OOING A HANDFUL OF DATES. CUZ BASICALLY IT'S NOT AS 
LUCRATIVE AS THE CONTINENT. BUT THERE'S A MASSIVE FOLLOWING FOR 
ANYTHING AMERICAN. IF U.S. BANDS STARTED YEARING POLKA DOT COY- 
BOY HATS AND HIGH HEELED SKATEBOARD TRAINERS. THEN ALL THE KIOS 
WOULO BE WEARING IT OVER HERE.(SOMEQNE DO IT PLEASEOTKEAOVENT 
OF THE YHOLE FAT /EPITAPH PHENOMENON FOR THE FIRST TIME SAY U.S. 
BANDS FULLY CREATE THEIR YON TOTALLY AMERI-CENTRIC IMAGE AND 
SOUNO. BEFORE THAT EVERYTHING YAS PRETTY MUCH BASED ON U.K 
STYLE.I'LLLEAVEITTHERETHOUGH.CUZIKNOYHOYMUCHHATEMAILI'LL 



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SPONSE FROM ANY OTHER LABEL 
WASN'T EXPECTING ANY- 
IMME0IA1ELY AND YANTEO 
WHILE TO YORK THINGS 
PHONE. FAX MACHINE 
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GET IF I START MAKING SUCH LUDICROUS STATEMENTS AS 
YAS CREATED ANYWHERE ELSE BUT IN OKLAHOMA IN 1873 
MRR: HOW OID YOU WORK THINGS OUT WITH BYO SINCE 
YOUR ALL THE WAY FROM EUROPE? 
WELLY:I HAD AF'EW7"S LEFT ANO 
REALIZEO THAT i ' 

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HADN'T HAD ANY RE- 

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THING. BUT THEY PHONEO 

TO WORK WITH US. IT TOOK A 

OUT. BUT YE OIO. VIA THE 

ANO POSTAL SYSTEM. B.Y.O. 

ONLY REAL U.S. IABEL OF IT'S 

OVERCOME PREJUDICES ANO RE- 

PEAN BANOS. STILL TO THIS DAV. YOU 

MANY U.S. LABELS WHO ARE PREPARED TO 

U.K.BAND.UNLESSOFCOURSE IT'S ABLACK ANO 

ARCHO RE-ISSUE FROM 1982! 

MRR: 00 YOU THINK BANOS LIKE 
CHUMBAWAMBAANO BAD RELIGION. 
THAT HAVE STRONG POLITICAL BE- 
LIEFS AGAINST SELLING OUT 
SHOULO JUST KEEP THEIR MOUTH 
SHUT IF 

THEY'RE GOINGJ 
AGAINST WHAT1 
THEY HAVE 
PREACHEO FROM 
THEIR INCEPTION? 
WELLY: BAD RELIGION 
WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE BANOS 
FOR A LONG TIME. SO I WAS PRETTY 
OISGRUNTLEO WHEN THEY SIGNED 
TO COLUMBIA. SO MUCH SO THAT I 
HAVEN'T BOUGHT THEIR RECORDS 
SINCE. fWAS ALWAYS INSPIREO BY 
THEIR LYRICS. ANO NOW IT'S LIKE 
EVERYTHING THEY EVER SAID HAS 
BEEN TARNISHED BY THEIR COR- 
PORATE DIRECTION. I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST A BANO BEING POPULAR. 
BUT IF A BAND IS THAT POPULAR THEN THEY DON'T NEEO TO SIGN TO A 
MAJOR IN OROER TO FURTHER THEMSELVES. IN THE WAKE OF 
THE YHOLE GREEN DAY THING. HOY MANY BANOS SIGNEO TO 
MAJOR'S ANO THEN PROMPTLY DISAPPEARED. SPLITUPOR 
GOT DROPPED? IT'S RIDICULOUS. THE BANDS USETHE 
EXCUSE THAT THE MAJOR YILL BE ABLE TO GET THEM 
ACROSS TO MORE PEOPLE. BUT THEN THEY ALWAYS 
FIND. THAT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT THEIR RECORD. NO 
ONE CAN GET A HOLD OFTHEIR RECORD OR HAVE TO PAYA 
RIDICULOUS PRICE FOR IT. IF A BAND THINKS THAT THEY ARE T H A T 
POPULAR ANO YANT TO MAKE MONEY. THEY YILL MAKE FAR MORE BY 
RELEASING STUFFJHEMSELVES ANYWAY. AS FOR CHUMBAYAMBA.I GUESS 
THEY THINK THEY'RE STARTING THE 'REVOLUTION FROM WITHIN" BY PRO- 
VIDING OH SO REBELLIOUS CHART MUSIC FOR MIDDLE CLASS STUOENTS. 
BUT WHAT I OON'T THINK THEY REALIZE IS THAT BY BEING SO INTELLECTU- 
ALLY CLEVER ANO SUBTLE WHEN MAKING A POINT TO THEMASSES. IS THAT 
THE MASSES COMPLETELY MISS THE POINT. BECAUSE THEY OON'T YANT TO 
HEAR ONE. THEY ALWAYS STRUCK ME AS UPPER MIOOLE CLASS ART STU- 
OENTS DABBLING IN THE THEORIES OF ANARCHISM ANO LOOKING OOWN 
THEIR NOSES AT PUNK ROCK ANYWAY. SO IT 
OION'T SURPRISE ME WHEN THEY SIGNEO TO 
LABEL THAT THEY SPENT TEN YEARS OPENLY ANO 
OBSESSIVELY CRITICIZING. BUT I GUESS 'CORPORATE 
KNOCKING' IS OUT OF VOGUE FOR THE '90S BOURGEOIS 
ANARCHY-ELITE. AS FOR BANDS LIKE THIS KEEPING THEIR 
MOUTHS SHUT. YOU'VE GOT 10 BEAR IN MIND THAT ANYONE'S BELIEF'S AT 
ANYTIME YILL ALWAYS BE FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THEIR PRESENT 
SITUATION. SO THEY PROBABLY DID MEAN YHAT THEY SAID YHEN THEY 
SAIO IT. BUT WHEN CIRCUMSTANCES CHANGED.1HEY HAD TO JUMP SHIP 
YITH THEM. I'M SURE EVERYONE KNOWS SOMEONE WHO SAYS 'FUCK 
YORK' YHEN THEY'RE UNEMPLOYED AND THEN 'GET A JOB YOU LAZY 
BASTARD!* YHEN THEY'RE YORKING. IT'S SYMPTOMATIC OF BEING 
HUMAN.YHEREDOISIGN? 
MRR: ANY LAST COMMENTS? 
WELLY: THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME ANO INTEREST IN OUR DUMB 





PUNK BANO. EVERYONE HAS TO BUY OUR ALBUM ANO 
ANO YATCH US PLAY FROM JUNE TO AUGUST 
THROUGHOUT THE U.S.. HERE'S ONE I JUST MADE 
UP; Q:HOYMANY MIOOLE CLASS STUDENTS OOES 
IT TAKE TO CHANGE A LIGHT BULB? A: TWENTY. ONE 
TO GET HIS MOTHER TO 00 IT BECAUSE IT'S BE- 
NEATH HIM. ANO NINETEEN TO HOLD A BUSINESS 
FORUM ON THE POSSIBILITY OF FUTURE CAREER IN 
EXPLOITATION! YAK YAK YAK. TAKE CARE Y'HEAR. 
OON'T LOOK DOYN! 



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I first discovered New 
York City's Ricanstruc- 
tion by accident, when I was ~^T i n 
vited by some folks from a low- er East 
Side squat to a pirate radio station benefit 
that the band was doing at ABC NO RIO. 
That night Ricanstruction surprised and 
amazed everyone with their angry fusion of 
political punk and subversive Salsa I've 
been following them around ever since. 
This interview with kad vocalist Ras Alano 
was conducted before a recent show at 
CBGB. Interviewed by Sparrow. Photos by 
Sam LaHoz. 

MRR: So you have a new release out on 
CBGB Records. Is that label connected 
with this infamous club? 
Alano: Yes, it's the club owner Hilly Kristal's new 
label. 

MRR: How did that come about? 
Alano: We played CBGB a few times and one day 
Hilly approached us about doing something on a 
label he was planning to start up. It seemed like a 
good idea. 

MRR: I've seen you guys several times 
now, everyhere from a squat benefit for the 
Zapatistas, to a Tompkins Square Park 
Riot commemoration show, and one thing 
I've noticed is that your audience seems to 
be pretty diverse. Was this cultivated? 
Alano: I wouldn't say cultivated. This was just the 
audience that was there when we first started 
playing. They came to a show and never left. 
MRR: Although you guys are confronta- 
tional in your approach, it seems to be 
directed at some outside force, where the 
audience always seems to be right along 
side you waving their fists at that unseen 
enemy. 

Alano: When you do a show for a Latin Ametican 
Guerrilla organization or political prisoners you're 
bound to get a certain kind of audience. We do a lot 




of shows for non-mainstream causes, so we tend to 
get a lot of conscious people who are not susceptible 
to any of the real enemys' schemes. 
MRR: What are the enemys' schemes? 
Alano: There are many. Divide and rule isjust one. 
MRR: Speaking of dividing and conquer- 
ing, I heard you're doing a showin Ohio for 
the Anti-Racist Action Network which, 
from what I know, is an organization that 
does things like chasing Nazis out of town 
and keeping the KKK from having march- 
es. But it seems like these types of actions 
just interfere with freedom of speech and 
are not the answer to fighting Racism. 
Alano: I'm no spokesman for the ARA, but I think 
they do a little more than just chase Nazis around. 
From what I know, they basically keep people 
aware that racist organizations still exist and are, in 
fact, thriving right here in these Un-united States. 
They also try to serve notice that wherever racism 
rears its ugly head there will be someone there to 
counterattack. 

MRR: But what about infringement on cer- 
tain freedoms, such as freedom of speech 
or freedom of assembly? Don't racist have 
rights too? 

Alano: The issue of freedom of speech is definitely 
an important one. Obviously, everyone should 
have a right to speak their mind or assemble 
whether we agree with their views or not. But still 
we have to understand the difference between 
infringement of rights and self defense. If it's some- 
one's goal to destroy you through the use of white 
supremacy, you'd be a damn fool not to defend 
yourself. 

MRR: So when does "self defense" against 
racism cross over the line and become 
censorship? 

Alano: It's really more a question of when does 
racism cross over the line and become a declaration 
ofwar. Self defense against attacks shou 1 d never be 
considered the crime. You have to understand that 
White Supremacy isn't iust some cute 
ignorance to chuckle about. It's not 
just Archie Bunker in some harmless 
TV sitcom, you dig? On a historical 
level, it's a tool of downpression, a tool 
of slavery, of annihilation. Just ask the 
Africans brought over in chains who 
didn't make it through the middle 
passage, or all those who were burned 
or lynched or bombed sometime in 
North America's sordid history. Or 
the Native people of the Americas 



who are extinct because of policies of supremacy. 
Oh well, I guess we can't ask them, can we?... So I 
guess you'll just have to take my word for it. 
MRR: But does this bring us any closer to 
ending racism? 

Alano: White Supremacy won't end until the vic- 
tims or those practicing White Supremacy decide 
that it will end. If the instigators of White Suprem- 
acy suddenly acquire a conscience and a spiritual 
and intellectual awakening, White Supremacy will 
end. However, since history shows us that this is 
doubtful, it's up to the victims and their sympathiz- 
ers to end it. 

MRR: So how does all this relate to your 
music? 

Alano: We try to make our music an expression of 
a higher ideal, so our music embraces brotherhood 
and sisterhood, and with true brotherhood and 
sisterhood their would be no racism. 
MRR: Sometimes when bands with a polit- 
ical message play to tbeir audience tbey 
tend to be preaching to the converted. Do 
you guys ever try to branch out to audienc- 
es who might not be quite so receptive? 
Alano: Obviously people who are racists or against 
liberation struggles aren't generally going to be the 
kinds of people that come to see a band like Rican- 
struction. After all, we are named after a captive 
nation that's been a colony of the U.S. for one- 
hundred years. We don't make any bones about 
being against imperialism and exploitation. We do 
support the struggle to free Puerto Rico and all 
people. We don't make any excuses or apologies for 
our beliefs. Most of the people who come to see us 
tend to be about the same vibe, although we also 
get people who just came to the show because they 
like ehe music and don't care too much about the 
"politics" one way or the other. But that's cool too, 
because those are the people I usually end up 
reasoning with after the show, you know. We also 
don't mind if people who are against our beliefs 
come to our gatherings.. .we've got something to 
say to them too. 

MRR: So what's more important, the mu- 
sic or the message? 
Alano: The music is the message. 
MRR: It's funny, when I first saw you guys 
at Bullet Space with the congas and stuff I 
was expecting Santana or somthing, but 
you guys kind of surprised me by combin- 
ing hardcore with salsa, do you consider 
yourselves to be hardcore or salsa? 
Alsno: Salsacore. Actually, neither, we don't get 
caught up in labels. 




MRR: But you've been called a hardcore 
band. 

Alano: Yes, but the definition of the word hardcore 
is to be uncompromising to be hardcore is to be 
straight up, real, practice what you preach. . . to hell 
with labels. 

MRR: I recently read where someone 
called you "Puerto Punk". What does that 
mean? 

Alano: I don't know, I guess it's someone's way of 
saying we're Puerto Rican Punks. 
MRR: Is there really such a thing? 
Alano: I suppose it depends on how and if you 
define punk. I know for some people punk means 
playing a specific kind of music and dressing and 
thinking a certain way. Behavior and actions dic- 
tated by an imaginary regulatory handbook where 
anything that diverges from that book of rules is not 
punk. I guess for some people a Puerto Rican or 
any other Latino could never be a true punk unless 
we stop dressing like Latinos and listeningto Latino 
music. ■ 

MRR: So where does that place you guys? 
Alano: Well, I always felt that the real definition of 
a punk was someone who was an outsider, unac- 
ceptable to the shitstem. A rebel who resists the 
machinery of power and fought tooth and nail not 
to be consumed by it. Someone who makes their 
own rules and lives their own way no matter what 
the fuck anyone else says or thinks. This to me is 
also the definition of a Puerto Rican. We've been 
downpressed for hundreds of years and have resist- 
ed and survived. And we continue to resist. That's 
life and that's political. Maybe it's punk, I don't 
know. But I do know it ain't no fashion statement. 
MRR: So as a Latino doing punk, do you 
approach it differently? 
Alano: I grew up listening to salsa and soul, Hip- 
Hop and Jazz and a whole lot of othermusic that 
people have given names to. Not just one kind of 
music. I was always open to everything, so when I 
discovered hardcore back in the day, I was down 
with it right away. I liked it for its raw and angry 
edge and for it's potentially subversive strength. 
But when I started playing it, I didn't lose myself 
completely to it. I was still someone who had 
experienced life in the inner-city, in the Latino and 
African diaspora, you know. In many ways this is a 
very different world from the one that exist in 
"punk" circles. People in the black ghettos of North 
America don't necessarily have time to wave any 
kind of freak-flagjust for fun; life alone is too much 
of a daily struggle, mere survival is the priority, and 
resistance the necessity. Our reality is the struggle, 



the ghettos, poverty, racism, Fidel Castro and Che 
Guevara, Malalcolm X and Huey Newton. Sla- 
very and invasion, and cultural theft and spiritual 
insult. This is a world that "punk' tends not to deal 
witb, maybe because it's foreign to a lot of so-called 
punks, I don't know. But this is part the experience 
of Latinos in North America, shit, people of color 
in North America, and it couldn't be denied. So it 
seemed perfecdy natural to incorporate all these 
things into Ricanstuction's music. 
MRR: So who were some of the bands that 
influenced you along the way? 
Alano: There have been so many inspirations, you 
know. That's hard. Anything thats ever moved me 
becomes part of the art and the culture and the way 
of thought. From The Clash, to Bad Brains, to 
Crass and the DK's. Minor Threat, the Minute 
Men; mosdy stufF with a degree of consciousness, 
you know. LKJ and Steel Pulse, Burning Spear, 
Fela and Marley, of course. Shit, Andres Jimenez 
and Roy Brown, and Ruben Blades, Willie Colon 
aad La Protesta. Coltrane and Miles andjaco, 
Baretto and Ornette Coleman and Monk. Can you 
get to that? Always looking for that edge, that 
message, that sense of awareness. 
MRR: And what about today's Punk scene? 
Alano: Well, there are some bands that I like, such 
as Antiproduct, Los Crudos, Negu Gorriak, but, I 
feel like there's way too much reguritation of what 
was done before. We've already had a Clash a long 
time ago, do we need ten others now? I think we 
should be seeking to expand and search and sub- 
vert, experiment with the music, and not be afraid 
of change. . . change is revolutionary. I'd like to see 
less regurgitation and more subversion. As far as 
the punk scene, in general, I think it still thrives in 
its own way. There's still alternative forms of me- 
dia, like pirate radio stations and underground 
zines and mags all over the place, and indepen- 
dently run punk spaces and record labels. And the 
punk movement is global, there are punks from 
countries other than the US and UK who still live 
and breath the punk ethic. They still truly believe 
in PMA and DIY and carry the message forward in 
their hearts if not necessarily in their haircut. 
MRR: So do you use Hardcore as a means 
of getting out your political messages 
about life as a Puerto Rican? 
Alano: We use the music as a means of bringing 
forth the message of humanity. Art, to be meaning- 
ful, has to maintain its organic roots in the masses, 
reflecting their trials and tribulations, joys and 
sufferings. Music, hardcore or otherwise, has to 
retain its connection with life without sacrificing its 



aesthetic worth. Ricanstruction's never classfied 
itself as a political band, per se, we generally don't 
like messin' wit' politix, you know. But if life is 
political, and it is, then there's no avoiding it. Being 
apolitical is still a political stance, you dig? So if 
we're gonna discuss the things that affect us then we 
have to discuss poverly and exploitation, wage 
slavery and downpression, war. . .and peace. Inev- 
itably these thing all lead to the evils of capitalism 
and the vital importance of burning down Baby- 
lon. But, once again, this is not deliberate. We're 
just talkin' 'bout life, man. Talkn' 'bout Babylon. 
MRR: What exactly is Babylon? 
Alano: Pure wickedness, man. 
MRR: What? 
Abno: Check revelations, man. 
MRR: So is punk your means for burning 
down Babylon? * 

Alano: I think music can be a tool in the struggle 
against the downpressor, yes. 
MRR: How so? 

Alamo: It serves as food for thought for starvng 
minds, you know. It's a means for creating a dia- 
logue about what's happening in our world, good 
and bad. Sometimes it just puts the message out 
there and sometimes if offers or demands solutions. 
With music, whether punk, Hip-Hop, Salsa, reg- 
gae, or any other music with an ear to the streets, 
you have the potential of reaching people with 
words and thoughts that may be foreign to them. 
Ideas that may be new to them or that they may 
have preferred to ignore or avoid or even run away 
from. Music can make you think. It can either 
embrace you, grab you by the thoat or punch you 
dead in the face. Music can impel you to act, to fight 
for what 
you be- 
lieve in, 
and 
against 
what you 
don't. It 
makes you 
move! It's 
t h e 
soundtrack 
for revolu- 
tion. It 
can drive 
you to 
build. ..or 
destroy. 







MM 






15 &§> 



On April 14th, I was in the audience at the 
Chameleon Club when the Streetwalkin' Cheetahs took 
the stage. They had just rushed in from a gig in Modesto 
and started their beer tabs rolling. In no tune they had 
the power chords flying and the audience moving 
forward into the pumping waves of the twin guitar 
attack. Before the second song was over the bass player 
launched himself into the crowd and was smothered in 
a pile of bodies. He came up from the mass with mad 

f Teaming eyes and a deep cut on the bridge of his nose. 
Hood flew onto his strumming hand as he shook his 
head to the savage beat layed out by the teeth gnashing, 
eye patch wearing drummer who sat behind everyone 
looking like the scent of human blood in the air was 
intoxicating madness. A group of guys up front began 
giving the singer the two fingered satanic salute and 
yanking at his clothes. He obliged them by leaping off 
of the stage with his guitar cutting sound chunks out 
of the air. He landed on his feet and continued playing 
a solo that Chuck Berry might have smiled at. The 
people of the pit stood back for a moment in awe of 
the sound before converguig upon him snuffing out 
the guitar with their bodies, when the singer finally 
made it back onto the stage it was time to start the 
fourth song. The band was warmed up and snarling. 
Sadly, this interview had to be conducted through the 
mau, the Cheetahs are baaed in Los Angeles, and only 
two of the members were available to answer my 
stunning questionnaire. Please picture all of us in the 
same room drinking PBR and grinding cheap smokes 
into our faces because that is the way I want to 
remember it. Interviewed by Jeff Porterfied. 
MRU: All right, the standard questions; Who is in the 
band, what instrument do you play and what was the 
first record you bought or what record was the first to 
have an impact on you? 

Frank: The Cheetahs are made up of myself on vocals 
and guitars, Art Jackson on guitars and vocals. Dino 
Everett on bass and vocals, and Matt Spiezer on drums. 
The first record I bought was the soundtrack to the 
Muppet Movie when I was like eight vears old. I loved 
"Electric Mavhem"! But the first rearrecords I bought 
and actually Inspired me to plav were "Never Mind The 
Bollocks", *"Rock & Roll HigTi School". Fear's first 
album, Joan Jett's "I Love Rock n Roll" and Cheap 
Trick's "Live At Budokan". 

Dino: The first records I remember buving and having 
an impact oil me were albums like the 'live at CBGB's 
record, the NT Dolls first record, KISS and anything 
from NT. I was living in New Hampshire and it just 



seemed like that was the only 
place in the world that had cool 
music. I can't remember the actu- 
al first one purchased. I had lots 
of records mavbe "Little Willy" 
by Sweet. 

MRR: Tell us what song you 
would love to cover but never 
will and why? . , 

Frank: I'd love to cover He s A 
Whore" bv Cheap Trick or do a 
punk version of an old Stones 
song or something. I'd also love 
to do a cool old blues song and 
rock it out, like something bv 
Howlin' Wolf, Buddv Guv. or 
Muddv Waters. But I don't think 
the rest of the band would go for 
it. Mainlv we cover songs we all 
agree on" like "Faster & Louder" 
bv The Dictators, "Looking. At 
Tou" bv The MC5, "Do The Pop" 
bv The Radio Birdman. and 
"Cherrv Bomb" bv The Run- 
awavs. Those tunes seem to 
be tailor made for us! 
Dino: Anvthing bv the Sex 
Pistols but never would 
because it just doesn't 
work, bv the time those 
songs were recorded for 
Bollocks they had 
reached a level of per- 
fection that would nev- 
er be reached again not 
even by the Sex "Pistols. 

MRR: Who are the influ- 
ences that no one seems 
to mention when they de- 
scribe your soimd? There 
must be someone who you 
know is behind your sound 
that no one picks up on; 
Frank: The oovious influences 
are the Detroit and New York 
punk bands from the late 60's and 
70's, but I think if vou listen 
carefullv vou can hear bits of 
British bands like The Damned 
and Sex Pistols in our sound, and 
hard edged power pop bands like 
The Flaming Groovies and Red 
Kross. We trv not to shv awav 
from writing good, hooky songs. 
I mean, we plav everything fast 
and furious, but we want the 
songs to stick in peoples heads. 
So for everv mind numbing, loud 
and proud, chainsaw rock attack 
song like "Built For Speed" or 
"Disease", vou get a cool, quirky 
pop song or two like "Pepper- 
mint." 

Dino: I think anvthing youve 
ever listened to whether you 
liked it or not is an influence yet 

Seople just mention for us the 
IC5, Stooges (which I don't 
think we sound like) Radio Bird- 
man, Dead Boys, but we all have 
huge record collections with ev- 
erything from Crass to Nick 
Lowe to Robert Johnson to Ma- 
donna in our "stuff we like" piles 
so the influences are endless. I 
like lvric heaw folk stuff like 
Phil Ochs and Penelope Houston 
but that would never be picked 



out of our sound I guarantee. 

MRR: What band or musician 
from the past would you have 
liked to have played with? 

Frank: I'd love to have played 
with Stiv Bators, Fred Sonic 
Smith or Johnnv Thunders. 
Those guvs are some of our fa- 
vorites and it's a drag they're 
dead. Other than that, we been 
reallv luckv and have managed to 
plav "with most of our heroes like 
WaVne Kramer from the MC5, 
Deriiz Tek from Radio Birdman, 
Cherie Currie from The Run- 
awavs, and I even got to plav with 
Bob'Dorough, the guv who wrote 
and sang all the old Schoolhouse 
Rock classics. Now that 
was __^^^_ a 




blast! 

Dino: None of 

them. I got far too much enjoy- 
ment out of listening to them. 

MRR: If you had to sum up the 
core belief or aim of your Dand 
how would you? 

Frank: The Streetwalkm' Chee- 
tahs are all about high energy and 
not giving a fuck, i know that 
everv band savs thev don't care 
about anvthing, but with us it's 
different." WeTe not trying to 
convince anvone that we re the a 
bunch of bad-ass punks. We're 
not all dressed up in mohawks 
and leather jackets with their 
Operation Iw patches promi- 
nently displaved in all the right 
politfcallv incorrect places. We 
could give a fuck about looking 
cool or being cool in the eves of 
the punk communitv. or anv oth- 
er communitv for that matter. 
The onlv thing we care about is 
writing "good songs and putting 
on the best fuckin' live show 
vou've ever seen! 
Dino: The aim for me is to keep 
it enjoyable. That's all I'm con- 



cerned with. I gave up thinking 
vou could make lots of money 
doing this vears ago. I have verv 
strong feelings about different 
things but I don't think it's neces- 
sary to clutter up this band with 
it as I've seen too many bands 
that go that route and then all 
thev wind up doing is explaining 
whv thev aren't still clinging to 
that idealistic view thev had earlv 
on in their career when thev 
thought thev could change the 
world.. Ain't" gonna happen so 
whv bother... whv can't music be 
intended solelv" for the enjoy- 
ment of it (whether on the part of 
the plaver or the listener) If 
someone gets something out of it 
great then they are the ones to 
talk to. 

MRR: Which do you prefer re- 
cording or/playing live? 

Frank: Recording is fun, but 
plaving live is where it's at. I 
mean, I love going in the 
studio and making records 
and I love sitting around 
and tweaking the mixes to 
get what vou want, but 
there's no immediate pav 
back. You don't get the 
reaction of the crowd to 
pump vou up. Playing 
live is the best because 
vou're affecting people. 
You're not changing the 
world or anything, but 
vou are having a direct 
affect on peoples lives for 
that 30 or 40 minutes that 
vou're plaving in front of 
them That's" whv I can't ever 
understand all "these shoe- 
gazer bands that just stand 
around staring at the floor during 
their concerts. Jesus, wake up! 
Dino: I would ^prefer to record all 
of our music live and then send it 
out to the world. I hate recording 
with a passion because that s 
when it seems evervone (band 
members, engineers, "label guys, 
managers, etc.) decide to change 
a song that vou've plaved hun- 
dreds of times live but now thev 
think it needs this much reverb or 
this much echo or "let's change 
this part"...I am an avid collector 
of bootlegs for just that reason, 
bootlegs let vou near the version 
of the song "exactlv the wav the 
band plavs it. So manv bands get 
into the studio and lose the con- 
trol over their songs and what 
thev are left with is the musical 
vision of some dickhead who 
probablv never plaved an instru- 
ment. 

MRR: Give us a couple juicy 
anecdotes from your live shows. 

Frank: Man, everv show has a 
weird anecdote! Well, I'll give ya 
a couple of highlights. There was 
the time I broke a bunch of 
bottles while rolling around in 
the pit and had some kid grab a 
piece of glass and trv to cut mv 



wrists. I had to bitch slap him. 
Then there was the time I ate a 
bunch of popcorn before we went 
onstage ana proceeded to puke it 
all up during the last song. It was 
just a steamv mess of white and 
green good "all over the stage. 
Then there was the time Dmo 
leapt off the stage and into the 
crowd and broke his bass and two 
ribs. Or the time when me and 
Dino got into a fist fight onstage 
in Bakersf ield. We played an out- 
door gig in New York once where 
Art beat his guitar so bad with his 
fists that he ended up covered m 
blood and broke the guitar in 
half. One time we did a gig m 
Woodstock, NT where we all ate 
this mushroom and honey mix- 
ture before we went onstage. 
Man, we were flying high for like 
ten hours after that shit! 
Dino: I think my favorite thing 
that ever happened at a live show 
was when we opened for Sympo- 
sium at the Whiskev and my bass 
went out near the end so I was 
just swinging it around and de- 
stroyed the mike stand and then 
the "Whiskev people wanted to 
charge me $75 for a mike stand. 
I'm standing there on stageyell- 
ing back and forth with the Whis- 
kev people and then Derrick 
from the B-Movie Rats runs up 
on stage and starts telling them 
that he broke it and they cant 
blame us for what a fan did. That 
showed me a level of camarade- 
rie and unitv I haven't seen m 
vears in L.A., verv few bands here 
like other bands..".I miss the unity 
of the old davs because punk rock 
now is a monev maker for record 
companies the mentality of the 
folks plaving it have charlged 
nobodv wants you to succeed 
faster "than them, etc... when I 
started plaving it was because we 
didn't like "what we saw up there 
on stage and we were gonna 
change that fact by doing it our- 
selves and to tell ftie truth I still 
don't like what I see. not enough 
bands give it their all when they 
play live. 

MRR: Who are your favorite 
unsigned groups? Who do 
you feel deserves more at 
tention? 

Frank: My favorite 
unsigned or indie 
bands are: The 
BellRavs, a kill- 
er punk soul 
band outta 
River- 



side. The B-Movie Rats, a great 
L.A. band we plav with a lot. The 
Hellacopters oufta Sweden are 
one of mv favorites, as are The 
Donnas and Nashville Pussy. I 
also love Texas Ten & The Stiff 
Ones, Doorslammer/The Egoma- 
niacs, The Black Widows, The 
Skeletones, The Demonics, Blaz- 
ing Halev, and Electric * ranken- 
stein. I think Nashville Pussy are 
gonna be huge and I think the 
Hellacopters would be really big 
in the States if they ever tour 
Tier© 

Dino: Unfortunately I am not too 
up on the newest bands I will say 
that here in LA. The B-Movie 
Rats and the BellRavs are my 
favorites, but I still think the 
world is missing out on some 
great forgotten stuff like Crime. 
Thev were a great band that 
never reallv put anything out, 
even the Avengers records are 
impossible to find...I say go back 
and discover what you missed 
and chances are whatever band 
vou think is gonna set the world 
on fire probablv lit their match 
from one of these older unsigned 
forgotten bands. 

MRR: If you had the power to do 
so, which band would you have 
permanently removed from the 
radiowaves? , _ .. 

Frank: That's a tough one. I really 
don't listen to the radio because! 
think it's all crap. So to have to 
pick one band outta all those 
shittv groups is tough. I guess I d 
have to sav...Chumbawumba. 
Those guvs are the biggest sell 
outs of them all. They used to be 
part of the whole Crass DIY 
Anarchist scene, and now they 
are one of the worst pop bands 
ever! I hate that song Tub 
Humping" song, or whatever it s 
called. It makes want to kill! . 
Dino: Rather than removing 
something that maybe someone 
out there wants to hear I would 
like to see more choices available 
on the radio, I am 
prettv much rele- 
gated to listening 
to Sports talk ra- 
dio as I 
don't 
feel 



musicallv there is anything on 
there for me..True there are col- 
lege stations that play just about 
evervthing but vou pretty much 
have" to sit in the parking lot of 
the school to pick em up. 

MRR: What do you see as the 
future for your band? 
Frank: I hope that in the future 
we get to tour more often. Its 
reallv hard to tour at this level 
because vou have to leave your 
dav job to do it and then you don t 
make anv monev on the road and 
vou come back poor, broke and 
homeless. I've done it many a 
time and will do it again, but it d 
be a lot easier and a lot less 
stressful if someone would help 
us. We do evervthing ourselves. 
Everything. Everv tour weve 
done'has been us scammmg our 
wav on board and just winging it. 
It's" worked out so far. but it dbe 
nice toget decent booking agent. 
Dino: We will eventually break 
up like all bands. Beyond that I 
couldn't tell you. 



MRR: Lastly, any upcoming 
plans, tours, stuff? (This is a good 
time For the promo material) . 

Frank: We're going on tour this 
summer with Brian James from 
The Damned, Then we're doing a 
headlining club tour and some 
dates with The Skeletones. We 
have a new single out, it's a cover 
of "Cherrv Bomb" by The Run- 
aways with their original singer 
Cherie Currie on lead vocals. The 
B-side is a song Art sings called 
"Burn Silver Lake Bum. It s our 
anti-Silver Lake anthem written 
against all those art rock fuck off 
bands in that part of Hollywood 
who couldn't put on a good rock 
and roll concert if their life de- 
pended on it. For people who 
don't already have our shit, 
there's an album called Over- 
drive, an EF called Heart 1 ull Of 
Napalm, and a single called Do 
The Fop" with Demz Tek. 
They're all on Alive/Bomp 
Records. You can find it in stores, 
or order it through them. Other 
than that, just check vou local 
paper for us 'cause we'll be com- 
ing to vou town soon to burn 
the mo'ther ^■tate^ fuck- 
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While I am not a big fan of Black Flag, I do rec- 
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by Black Flag that I do like, I like a lot. However, 
Black Flag went through so many personnel changes 
that caused their sound to vary so much I could hardly 
consider them the same band. Gregg Ginn is the com- 
mon denominator that kept Black Flag un- 
der one moniker. A pretty remark- 
able feet, considering he struggled 
to keep the band together for near- 
ly a decade, dealing with all sorts 
of personality conflicts and all the 
other bullshit that comes with be- 
ing in a punk band. 

Even early on Black Flag went 
through many line up changes, fi- 
nally becoming semi stable with 
Keith Morris on vocals, Greg Ginn 
on guitar Chuck Dukowski on bass 
and Robo on drums. This remains 
today my favorite version of Black 
Flag, mostly because I like Keith Mor- 
ris and do not like Henry Rollins. The four 
joined in Hermosa Beach, California (near 
L.A.). As many other early punk bands the 
circus acts of rock and roll had become too 
pompous and boring for their tastes. The first 
Ramones album lended a new direction, a 
simple more aggressive sound that was real. 
Something they could identify with. It was 
1977 and Black Flag was born. They quick- 
ly earned a reputation of being a wild and dan- 
gerous live act. Their popularity grew almost imme- 
diately. They recorded some demos, that would later 
be released on their own label, SST, as the "Nervous 
Breakdown EP". To me, this is a must have, as well 
as all recordings with Keith Morris. Black Flag was 
developing their style at a time when punk rock was 
coming into it's own. California did not want punk 
rock; neither did the rest of America, and the law 
did what ever it could to stop puck rock, alas to no 
avail. Black Flag's shows were exciting and explo- 
sive, and like Johnny Appleseed, they were spread- 
ing the energy and influencing people everywhere 
they went. They were proving that it did not take 
great musician, nor years of extensive training to be 



in a great band. Their energy and excitement was 
contagious. But their ever-changing line-up problems 
did not go away. Keith Morris quit the band and went 
on to form the Circle Jerks, taking some songs a 
long with him. Keith was replaced by Chavo Ped- 
erast for a year-and-a-half , then Chavo was replaced 
by Dez Cadena, my second favorite Black 
Flag singer (Keith being my favorite). It was 
with this line up that Black Flag went on its 
first US tour. It was late 1980; the band 
made its way to New York, spreading their 
excitement along the way, to an even big- 
ger audience. 

Black Flag was growing in popularity 
by leaps and bounds; they became one of 
America's biggest punk bands, bringing 
punk rock to a much larger audience. 
Black Flag had been releasing 
records on their own label 
SST. MCA Records almost 
picked them up, but after 
hearing the "Damaged" 
record they decided that 
Black Flag were too "anti-par- 
ent" and did not pick the band 
up. Black Flag could not es- 
cape line-up problems. After a 
UK tour in 1981, Robo decided 
to stay in England. Bill Stevens 
was brought in to play drums. 
Steverns (from the Descen- 
dants) was trying to reach con- 
obligations with SST, but was not 
into the band. Many more line-up changes followed 
with: Chuck Biscuits, Kira Roessler, Henry Rollins, 
etc., etc. I am almost bored talking about Black Flag 
now. 

The Black Flag phenomena is certainly an im- 
pressive one. Greg Ginn's drive and struggle to keep 
the band together is something to take note of. I'm 
sure most of you are familiar with T.V. Party and 
Six Pack. My recommendation is to check out the 
"The Decline of Western Civilization" video, and any 
early recordings with Keith Morris. There is a ton of 
Black Flag stuff out there, official and unofficial. 
Check it out for yourselves. 




tractual 



Black Flag Discography : 

• Nervous Breakdown/Fix Me 



Ie//I've Had It/Wasted 
(SST Records SST-001) -78 
•Jealous Again (12" EPs: Revenge/White Minority/ 
No Values /Jealous Again/You Bet We've ... (SST 
Records SST-003) -80 

• ** LP ** Damaged (Unicorn/SST Records 
SST-7) -81 

•Depression/Rise Above (Timecoast) -81 
•Louie Louie/Damaged I (Posh Boy PBS- 
13) -81— later re-release (SST Records 
SST- 175) -88 

•Six Pack/I've Heard It Before/Ameri- 
can Waste (SST Records SST-005) -81 
•TV Party //I've Got to Run/My Rules 
(SST Records SST-012) -81 

• ** LP ** Everything Went Black (com- 
pilation) (SST Records/Cherry Red SST 
15) -82 

• ** LP ** My War (SST Records SST- 
023) -84 

•Slip It In/??? (12") (SST Records SST 
12001) -84 

.** L p ** Family Man (SST 
Records SST 026) -84 
•Family Man/I Won't Stick 
Any of You Until I Can Stick 
All of You (12") (SST Records 
SST-1200D-84 
.** LP ** Slip It In (SST Records 
SST 029) -84 

• ** LP ** First 4 Years (first 
cassette, later also as LP; SST 
Records SST-021) -84 - re-release 
on CD . 

• ** LP ** Live -84 (first cassette, 
later also as LP; SST-030) -84 
later also as CD (SST-CD-030) -97 
•Keep It in the Family/??? (12") 

• Process of Weeding Out (12" EP; inc: 
tals; SST Records SST-037) -85 

• ** LP ** Loose Nut (SST Records SST-035) -85 

• ** LP ** In My Head (SST Records SST-045) 

• ** LP ** Who's Got the 10 1/2 (live) (SST Records 
SST-081; cassette and CD have extra songs) -86 
•Annihilate This Week (12 " EP; liveja samalta keikal- 
ta kuin 'Who's ...' SST Records SST-081) -86 

• ** LP ** Wasted Again (compilation; SST Records 
SST- 1 16) I Can See You (3 " CD-single; SST Records 
SST-226) -89 

• ** CD ** Damaged/ Jealous Again (SST) 

Most important tracks on compilations: 

•Cracks In the Sidewalk: Clocked In (SST/New Al- 
liance NAR 001) -80 

•Chunks: Machine (SST/New Alliance NAR 003) - 
81 

•Rodney at the ROQ: No Values (Posh Boy PBS- 
106) -80 

•Rodney at the ROQ Vol 8: Rise Above (Posh Boy 
PBS- 123) -81 

• The Future Loos Bright: Six Pack, I've Heard It 
Before, American Waste (SST/Posh Boy PBC-120) 

-81 

•Let Them Eat Jellybeans: Police Story (Alterna- 



tive Tentacles VIRUS-4) -82 

•Decline of Western Civilization: White Minority, De- 
pression, Revenge (all live) (Slash SR-105) -81 
•God Bless America: Louie, Louie 
•Rat Music for Rat People: Scream (live) (Go Records 
GO-003) -82 

•Blood on the ROQ: Rise Above (Quiet QLP- 
3) -83 

•Repo Man (soundtrack): TV Par- 
ty 
• Blasting Concept: Nervous 

Breakdown, Jealous Again I've 
Heard It Before (SST Records SST- 
013) -83 

•Blasting Concept Vol. 2: 1-Can See 
You (SST Records SST-043) -86 
•The Sound of Hollywood: ???' 

• COPulation LP: ??? (Mystic 
Records MLP-33128) 

• Underground Hits 1: ??? (Aggres- 
sive Rock-Production) 

Bootlegs: 

•Live SO 36 18.2.-86 (live) 

• 7-11 (live) 

•No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service (live) 

• The Com- 
plete 1982 
Demos Plus 
More (dem- 
os + radio 
show) 

• Annihla- 
tion (Live at 
Palladium 
Aug 31, 
1985) 





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ABSTAIN/NASUM - split EP 

American and Swedish 
grind units team up to fuckingmake 
your head erupt. ABSTAIN has 
been one of LA's best kept secrets 
for a while, and if you missed their 
3" CD of last year, you're missing 
out. You can hear definite 
TERRORIZER influences, and 
shit, they even do aTERRORIZER 
cover, for Christ's sake! NASUM 
is Sweden's answer to early 
NAPALM DEATH. Total high-quality grind with crazy-ass dis- 
torted guitar. (MW) 
(Yellow Dog, PO Box 550208, 10372 Berlin, GERMANY) 



AEROBITCH/LOUDMOUTHS - split EP 

What can I say except that the LOUDMOUTHS do it again 
with a scorcher of a side. These rock'n'roll sickos have been one 
of the prides of the San Francisco punk scene for quite some time. 
This is the last record from the original line-up. Dulcinea sounds 
the best I've ever heard her on the song "Basket Case." Again, 
recorded on punk rock 4-track and sounding loud and fierce. The 
LEWD cover with Jay singing came out great. Thanks guys and 
gals for continuing to be one of the sincerely grooviest bands in 
town. AEROBITCH play some solid punk with female vocals. 
Worth a check out! Two good bands for the price of one. (TG) 
(Punch, Apdo.60167, 28080 Madrid, SPAIN) 



AFFRONT - "Relationshit" EP 

Limited-edition green vinyl ! 
This whole package has a lot of that 
"we're so clever" attitude going 
on. From the name of the record 
company, Propane Existence, to 
the obligatory "thank you" list. 
Some of the folks thanked by the 
band are Bruce Willis and Dave 
Grohl. The lead singer Peter is de- 
scribed as sXe, but the band also 
makes it a point to thank Bud weiser, 
and of course there is the name of the record company. So, what 
about the music? These guys are from DC, and there is more than 
a hint of old-school DC hardcore influence, but there is a touch of 
A.F.I., GUTTERMOUTH here as well. The overall sound is a bit 
like MODEL AMERICAN, and that brings us to that FEAR line 
in "Decline of Western Civilization", "Some of us are born with 
problems." Exactly. (JV) 
(Propane Existence, PO Box 42339, Washington, DC 20015) 




AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED/LACERATION - split EP 

Two sides of indecipherable metallic thrash, the way it 
should be, although I find LACERATION'S vocals getting on 
my nerves a little. Their lyrics, however, take the cake... totally 
funny. This one's been out for a while, but we're only now 
reviewing it, go figure. (AM) 
(Satan's Pimp, PO Box 13141, Reno, NV 89507) 



ALIEN BLOOD TRANSFUSION - "Ilsa/Don't Talk to Me" 

From what I can surmise, singer/guitarist Mike finally got 
to meet and have his photo taken with one of his idols, the actress 
who plays Ilsa, She- Wolf of the S.S. He was so excited by this 
that he wrote a generic rock song, but he couldn't come with 
appropriate lyrics, so he just sampled from her movies. Fine. 
Their version of the EYES' "Don't Talk To Me" is okay, but to 
me it will always be a song that should be sung by a woman. All 
that combined with the incredibly annoying 5" format, I am left 
speechless. (CK) 
(Acme, PO Box 441, Dracut, MA 01826) 



ALTERNATIVE TV - "The Image is Cracked" LP 

On this reissue LP, you have an opportunity to check out 
one of the more distinctive bands that debuted in '77 England, but 
ATV's focus is more diffuse. There are magnificent punk an- 
thems ("Action Time Vision," "You Bastard"); respectably 
angry punkers ("Love Lies Limp"), and weird experimental 
numbers ("Red"), making for a challenging but inconsistent 
listening experience. Ultimately, they're most fondly remem- 
bered as a singles band, and anyone who also wants a taste of 
band-leader Mark Perry's eclecticism (which was to influence 
bands British postpunk bands like PIL and SIOUXSIE 
& THE BANSHEES) will want to give this a spin. (SS) 
(Get Back, Piazza Maltoni 16, 50065 Pontassieve, Firenze, 
ITALY) 



ANNALISE - "Something's Got to Give" CD 

The second release I've liked from these UK folk. Tight 
tuneful melodic punk in the later LEATHERFACE, SNUFF and 
SENSELESS THINGS sound with a leaning towards the pop 
stuff. Still right up my alley. A good release with a sound that I 
have a fondness for. Worth checking out if you like this melodic 
Brit stuff, too. (RL) 
($7: Pigdog, PO Box 43, Hull, HU1 1AA, UK) 




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ARMCHAIR MARTIAN - "Monsters Always Scream" CD 

These guys are pretty fucking cool . I saw them live recently, 
and even though they had a bass player who'd been in the band a 
week, there was definitely something special there. The guitar 
olaver singer guy certainly has the major talent thing going on. 
Bands that come to mind are HUSKER DU, DESCENDENTS 
and the REPLACEMENTS. Those are some serious names in my 
book. These guys may be huge someday with "a break", but I 
think they're great anyways. (RL) 
(My, PO Box 170280, San Francisco, CA 941 17) 



ASSHOLE PARADE - "Lhighve" 8" EP 

After initially stealing the show at last years' Fiesta Grande, 
I would understand why every label on the fucking planet would 
want to do a live ASSHOLE PARADE record. The matenal 
comes from when they played over KFJC (a radio station, you 
ninny), and the quality is better than most studio recordings you 
hear today. Rad format, good recording, and most importantly, 
straightforward high energy thrash executed by one of the best 
American hardcore bands today. (MW) 
(Deep Six, PO Box 691 1, Burbank, CA 91510-691 1) 



ASSNINE SOLUTION - "Cause Effect" EP 

Eight songs of really fast, thrashy, lo-fi hardcore on this 
release. Some of the weird chords used keep it from falling into 
the mass of fast, thrashy bands out there. The song "Hardcore 
Guys Never Smile" is pretty great. Fans of Beer City records take 

(Assnine, 3095 N 50th Ave, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729) 



AUTORTTAR - "Deaf and Blind" 
EP 

1 songs of German thrash. I 
can' t believe what it must be like to 
live in Berlin right now with bands 
like STALKER HC, SKRUPEL, 
EBOLA and AUTORTTAR (not to 
mention countless other good, fast 
core bands) all residing there. If 
you' ve missed AUTORTTAR' s last 
couple of records, pick this one up. 
Even though its not quite as strong 
as some of their earlier ones, it's still a good dose of fast hardcore 
thrash. (MW) ennn ,. 

(Rodel, c/o Keule Sternkicker, Allmendeweg 89, 13 509 Berlin, 

GERMANY) 



BEDFORD - "Year One" EP 

99% of the time, I hate sappy love songs. Still, it must be 
something in the Pennsylvanian water, because like fellow pop 
punkers PLOW UNITED and early WESTON, BEDFORD cap- 
tures that love struck innocence without falling into pure shitty 
sappiness. I can't believe I'm going to say this, but this a great 
record for a sunny day. (JF) 
(System Untitled, 55 Searle St, Pittston, PA 18640) 




BELVEDERE - "Because No One Stopped Us" CD 

The title must refer to the release, because this is pretty 
wimpy pop punk that has been done so many times before. Lame 
introspective lyrics on top of that SoCal DESCENDENTS brand 
of music we have all heard too much of. Fifteen tracks in all, and 
I could not listen through a single one of these songs. I pass on this 
one (CW) 
(206, 8314 Greenwood Ave N #102 , Seattle, WA 98103) 



BEST DEFENSE - "Six Gun Justice" CD 

If your old enough to remember going to shows in the 
Reagan years and trying to escape the wrath of right wing stomper 
boys obsessed with kickin' ass, this might bring on some bad Doc 
Marten flash backs. Circa 1987, Pennsylvania's white suburban 
skins, BEST DEFENSE are afraid of a red scare?? Ha! Poor 
retards. Blinded by the sheen of their own heads, here's what these 
skinhead bros got to say: "Gotta fight against the traitors, commies 
and faggots get out! We won't give our land to them, we'll win 
without a doubt, American and proud." Their running anti-queer 
theme seems ironic especially with their Polk Street "Waiting for 
my man" boy hustler band photo. Musically, I find sick pleasure 
in their hard-edged oi/ hardcore guitar sound. Hmm... now if only 
they changed all the lyrics to refer to sex, drugs & r'n'r. I'd dig it. 

(Pure Impact, PO Box 16, 1910 Kampenhout, BELGIUM) 



BIERMUDAS - "Punkrock" EP 

Good quality, sing-a-long oi from Germany. From the band 
name, to the "Kill All Hippies" t-shirt worn by one, to the music 
on the vinyl, these guys are so oi, it's not even funny. Lots of "Oi 
Oi"s and a burp here and there. Six tracks with the quality ranging 
from very good to kind of so-so. (KK) 
(DSS, PO Box 739, 4021 Linz, AUSTRIA) 



BIKINI KILL - "The Singles" CD 

Certainly a functional release from this late great band. A 
collection of "the singles". The singles were great, so this must be 
too Call it riot grrl, punk rock, whatever, I call it good clean fun. 
Sorta. Oh ya, the dreaded digitalized versions really pack some 
serious punch. Sorry anal vinyl fucks. (RL) 
(Kill Rock Stars) 



BILLYBOY E LA SUA BANDA 
- "Preti e Suore" EP 

I like this. A couple of drunken 
sailor, sing-a-long type oi songs, 
two thrashy hardcore tunes, one of 
which called "Billybestia" has the 
utmost killer sing-a-long breakdown 
chorus and a traditional Italian folk 
song done oi, oi style. Pretty cool. 
(RM) 

(C/O Carlo, via San Bernardo 9, 
29100, Piacenza, ITALY) 



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BILLY BOY E LA SUA BANDA - "Morte e Chupa-Chupa" 

EP * 

Can't say much about this. Mostly sounds like typical 
Italian stuff, you know, NEGAZIONE, INDIGESTI, etc. Fast, 
spiraling songs with gruff vocals... and stuff... in Italiano, so don't 
even ask me what they're saying. Something like "spaghetti, 
linguine, cheese and macaroni" I guess. The coolest stuff is the 
AC/DC co ver, but I heard the MURPH YS do that one live, so they 
still gotta get wid da program and stuff! (JB) 
(Durango 95 Records, c/o Muselli Carlo, via San Bernado 9 
29100, Piacenza, ITALY) 



BOILING MAN/BROKEN - 
split EP 

Don't know why I get stuff 
like this, but ya play the cards yer 
dealt, I guess. These are some good 
guys who make the music with the 
twang-twang, bam-bam, "I hate 
you.buddy!" stuff. But, seriously... 
I'd have to say, if they were run- 
ning the "Drag Your Butt Across 
The Carpet 500", BROKEN would 
win hands down (or butts down, 
maybe). The music seemed to be a bit tighter, a bit harder, plus 
they went the extra step and included a nifty little sample, and 
made it work. In terms of comparison I'd have to say they both 
remind me of the ACCUSED, but that's probably way-off. Better 
yet, there was this guy I knew when I was first gettin' into punk 
that did alot of speed or somethin. We called him "Shaky Carl". 
Anyway, this was the kind of stuff Shaky Carl was into... but I 
don't know if that helps you either. (JB) 
(Boiling Man: PO Box 158, New Haven, CT 06501. Broken: PO 
Box 1271 New Haven, CT 06505) 



BOLLOCKS - "Total Fuckin' Bollocks" CD 

These folks are a Japanese G.B.H. Super slick. 

Uhhhhh uhhhhhh hummmmm... uhhhhh 

(TG) 

(Straight Up, Kowa Bid 2f/3f, Minami-2 Nishi-1, chuou-ku, 

Supporo 060, JAPAN) 



BOOT PARTY - "The Suss" EP 

This band is channeling the spirit of Hoxton Tom or 
something. Total 4-SKINS, kick you in the face shit. The title 
song from this, which is also on their "Boots to Concrete" LP, is 
as good an oi song as your sorry ass is ever going to hear. Jumpy 
and catchy, with lots of hooks. The b-side is much of the same 
with the second of the two songs leaning more towards hardcore. 
These guys are, in all likelihood, a bunch of flag-hugging morons, 
but this is one hell of a release. (RM) 
(Vulture Rock, PO Box 40104, Albuquerque, NM 87196) 



BOYCOTT/DISTRESS - split 10" 

Pretty damn good "Smash the State" style hardcore from 
both of these bands. DISTRESS delivers five tracks, and BOY- 
COTT belts out a hefty ten. Comes with a cool lyric booklet not 
unlike something you'd get with a CRASS album. Good release. 
(CW) 
(Ignition, 1800 AK Alkmaar, HOLLAND) 



BORIS THE SPRINKLER - "1998 Summer Tour" 10" 

I want to start out by saying that Epicenter Zone had a 
poster on the wall that had a picture of the Brett guy from the 
Green Bay Packers. He was surrounded by trophies, including a 
replica of the Super Bowl Trophy made entirely of cheese! He 
was also wearing braces! When the hero of Wisconsin wears 
braces and worships a trophy made of cheese, it seems obvious 
what kind of statewide intelligence level we are dealing with 
here. And before you start asking why did Epicenter even bother 
putting that ridiculous poster on the wall, let me just say that 
occasionally we need to humor ourselves at the expense of 
others. Oh yeah, I almost forgot about the record. One side is 
some remixed versions of previously released antlercore, the 
other side is a black-on-black screen of a band photo, song titles, 
etc... (RC) 
(Clearview, 2157 Pueblo Drive, Garland, TX 75040) 



THE BRAINEATERS - "I, Braineater" EP 

Wow, what a cool looking record. Re-released from 1979 
with all the original packaging. As much as all this 70' s retro shit 
has quickly become a hyped-up, yawn-a-thon, this record cannot 
be denied. It's fucking incredible! One more coup for Canadian 
punk rock! Lots of rockin' organ (none of that Kraftwerk shit), 
simplistic, just awesome. Some of the members went on to be in 
bands like DOA, MODERNETTES, and K-TELS. Definately 
worth getting if you can find it. (JN) 
(Super Electro, PO Box 20401, Seattle, WA 98102) 




BREAK-UPS - "The Songs 
May Last a Minute and a 
Half..." EP 

The catchy powerchord 
punk here meets most of the re- 
quirements: it's fast, catchy, has 
decent choruses, and (at its best) 
has a sneering "fuck you" atti- 
tude (as on "My Cousin's Got 
the Big Ones," which recalls 
NO ALTERNATIVE). Their 
one live track, "Bye Bye Baby," is one of those instances where 
you can sense how well their energy can whip a club audience 
into a frenzy. A strong release, albeit familiar. (SS) 
(Woundup, PO Box 3695, Kansas City, MO 66103) 



THE BREWTS - "P.O.A." LP 

Ah geez. This band isn't terrible or anything but man, 
they're trying too hard to sound like the SKATALITES, OP IVY 
and JUDGE, or some shit like that, all on one record. For 
comparisons, about the only band I can think of is the 
READYMEN, from Oregon, only this band isn't as good. There 
are some good songs, but overall this, unlike Juicy Fruit, doesn't 
move me. (RM) 
(Reanimator) 




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BRUISERS/RANDUMBS - "I've Got My Dirts" - split EP 

Somethin' about these bands make the 40 of Mickey's I'm 
drinkin' not seem like so much piss! That's good, huh? The 
BRUISERS start things off with a BLITZ cover, which sounds 
pretty much like the original - no points for originality - 1 already 
got the BLITZ version. The RANDUMBS steal the show... 
again! Highlights for Children would talk about their Sonoma- 
based xenophobia (??) on "Noma Pride '98". Ask yourself, do 
you want to be like Goofus or Gallant? I trust you' 11 make the right 
choice. (JB) 
(PO Box 132, Sonoma, CA 95476) 



CHERUB SCOURGE - "Friday 
the 13th" EP 

Whoa... This is kinda lost on 
me, I think. The first song is a 
three-and-a-half-minute-long dark 
& moody self-indulgent guitar 
wank off, with doubled-over me- 
tallic monotone mumbling for vo- 
cals... Then the next song is a 52- 
second goofy punk number, and 
I'll admit my ignorance, but this 
sounds like it might be a cover, but 
I'm not sure by who. Flip it over and the only other song that's 
credited to being written by a member of the band is actually okay, 
not really great, but mediocre fast garage rock punk, sorta like 
SCARED OF CHAKA without that certain flair, ya know? Then, 
to cap it all off, they followed that with a lackluster cover of 
SCREECHING WEASEL'S "Ashtray"?!?! I'm stumped, your 
turn. (PB) 

(Cherub Scourge c/o Brent Starkey, 421 Lee Street, Louisville, 
Kentucky, 40217-1 139) 



CHERUB SCOURGE - "We Eat Punks for Breakfast" CD 

These bushy-tailed kids from Kentucky seem to be having 
a lot fun from what I gather. Professing to "eat punks for 
breakfast", definitely lends to their easily digestible, happy-go- 
lucky /Lookout-y sound. This is energetic, pop-aware punk with 
one mohawk and one devil lock to even shit out. Problem is these 
guys do a hell of a lotta padding with five covers: CLASH, 
OPERATION IVY, VELVET UNDERGROUND, etc... leaving 
this CD way too thin to sink your teeth into. (DL) 
(Better Days, 1591 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, Kentucky 40205) 



CONCRETE CELL/SATANIC SURFERS - split CD 

Two solid pop punk bands interpret their favorite punk 
tunes. SATANIC SURFERS do STIFF LITTLE FINGERS, 
CHRISTIE and RICH KIDS ON LSD. CONCRETE CELL do 
covers of the GORILLA BISCUITS (akickass version of "Things 
We Say"), THIN LIZZY and the DEAD KENNEDYS. This one 
is probably only for die hard fans of these bands. (CW) 
(Genet, PO Box 447, 9000 Gent 1, BELGIUM) 




CHINESE TAKEAWAY -"To- 
tally Taken Away" 2x7"EP 

Confucius say, "Punkrocker 
who can not appreciate CHINESE 
TAKEAWAY, very hungry punk 
rocker." So fans of the 
BUZZCOCKS and the VIBRA- 
TORS will want to eat this greasy 
wave of CHINESE TAKEAWAY 
up. These kids offer up a double 7- 
inch order of stir-fried sing-a- jl 
longs, with hook drenched tunes 
about r'n'r and girls. Brit-accented vocals in dire need of Sudafed 
slung with a blistering treble guitar, keep the 
CHINESE TAKEAWAY chugging full steam ahead. Appar- 
ently, this hot wax outta Germany has a pressing of only 250 
copies, and I recommend they start re-pressin' now lest they 
become the world's forgotten boys and end up on some "Killed 
By Death" comp in 2010. Wok on! (DL) 
(New LifeShark, PO Box 700 320, D-44883 Bochum, GER- 
MANY) 



CRACKED COP SKULLS 
"Why Pussyfoot When You Can 
Kill?" EP 

Hadn't ever really thought 
about that. Anyway - it's some 
older stuff from this UK outfit that 
was comprised mostly of (semi) 
famous members of other (semi) 
famous UK hardcore bands. Ap- 
parently intended to be on a comp 
LP that didn't happen, Paolo 
(SOA) had the sense to get it out I 
on it' sown. Another 9 tracks from back in 1995 - it's totally solid 
stuff - catchy, spiteful hardcore - political topics, but on the 
personal vein - no preaching or whatnot. Great stuff, great name ! 
(TM) 

(S.O.A., c/o Paolo Petralia, Via Oderisi da Gubbio 67/69, 00146 
Roma, ITALY) 



THE CREEPS - "Victims" EP 

This is some really stinky 
metal punk that the four-track is 
not working to the advantage. My 
opinion (which doesn ' t mean shit), 
put this out as a demo tape instead 
of a record and keep practicing. 
(TG) 

(Retribution, PO Box 3506, Co- 
lumbus, OH 43210) 





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CRIMPSHRINE - "The Sound of a New World Being Born" 
LP 

This is great stuff from the Gilman/East Bay heyday. Hope- 
fully you've heard this stuff as well as OP IVY, ISOCRACY and 
SWEET BABY. But are these guys becoming the COCKSPARRER 
of the East Bay with these "selected tracks" re-issue comps? Just 
release the original recordings in their entirety maybe with the 
original packaging and toss in a collection of the compilation 
tracks. Buying these types of re-issues sucks. Especially from a 
band that didn't release that much in the first place. (RL) 
(Lookout) 



CRISPY NUTS - "Will" EP 

This cool three-piece from 
Tokyo swaps vocal duties between 
Momoko (who has a high-pitched 
wail) and Hiroshi (who sorta 
growls), and together, their sound 
is incredibly distinctive; take the 
killer production of the ELECRIC 
DEADS EPs, throw in breakneck 
velocity, and add solid material 
(it's all decent, but the title track is 
the standout), and you have four 

compulsively listenable tracks. These NUTS that are guaranteed 

to remain fresh by the time they arrive in your collection. 

Recommended. (SS) 

(Wrench, BCM Box 4049, London WC1N 3XX, ENGLAND) 



CRIVITS - "The More the Truth Hurts..." CD 

In some far-away village, somewhere in the heart of some 
poverty stricken, oppressive society, there is a kid who looks kind 
of different. He probably listens to a different kind of music, 
which is maybe why he seems to think differently from everyone 
else. This kid may be pretty far-removed from any real punk 
scene, but one thing he does know is GREEN DAY signed to a 
major label and a shitload of money. CRTVITS knows this also, 
and they know full well that the sXe hardcore thing is pretty hot 
as well. So there you have it, all wrapped into one blockbuster 
album waiting to happen. Buy this CD and make some dreams 
come true. (JV) 
(Ignition, PO Box 417, 1800 AK Alkmaar, HOLLAND) 



CRUDE BE/HARSH - split EP 

CRUDE BE play a fast tempo hardcore with a singer that 
growls through the song. HARSH play a hardcore that, even at 78 
rpms, could be best described as slow. A cool split if only for the 
contrasting qualities of the two bands. (CW) 
(Yellow Dog, PO Box 55 02 08, 10 372 Berlin, GERMANY) 



THE CRUSADERS ■ "She Beats Me Up" EP 

Oh my god.... This record is so terrible, I don't know 

where to start Well, first off, they're from Australia fuck, 

how do I describe this okay, wait... this is almost a perfect 

blend of the PHANTOM SURFERS (costume wise) and the 

MUMMIES (music wise) with Estrus style cover art and Sven- 

Eric style graphics on the back sheesh get a mother fucking 

clue !!!!!!!!!! And to top it off, there's not one well written song 

on this ten inch slab of flattened shit but this band has 

nothing to worry about, this record will sell like hot cakes, 

because everybody these days loves shit.... (SW) 

(Stolen c/o International Trash, PO Box 4 1 , Prahran, 3 1 8 1 AUSTRALIA) 



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DAHMER - "Dahmerized" LP 

I could be totally wrong, but I think this is their first full 
length. Made up of the unreleased "Relapse" 7" and their '96 
demo tape, this is actually pretty great-sounding. Is this consid- 
ered power violence? It's hard to call something sung in French 
"power violence"... Anti-racist, anti-homophobic, pro-serial killer 
thrash. I have no idea what the lyrics are about, but I'll just 
assume that they're about maple syrup and jelly donuts. (LH) 
(Clean Plate, PO Box 709, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA 
01002) 



DARE DARE DEVIL ■ "Jerk Your Brain Off' CD 

I started typing the title as "Jerk Your Brian Off, which 
would have put an entirely different cast on this review, and 
might have misled a few readers about DARE DARE DEVIL's 
sexual identity. It's muscle-bound French sleaze-core, fast and 
powerful (if a little faceless). Pummeling drums, blazing guitars, 
low-minded lyrics, and a hoarse singer with a Jello Biafra warble 
to his voice... the sound of four Euro-mopeds as they speed off 
into the sunset. They're more American-sounding than the T.V. 
KILLERS, but I suspect that they'd both fit on the same bill at 
whateyer tasteful little cabaret it is that they play at. Another 
unexpected hit for the French, following that whole World Cup 
debacle. (JH) 

(Banana Juice, BP 7605, F-35176 Chartres de Bretagne, 
FRANCE) 



D.B.S7D.O.A. - split EP 

A far cry (20 fuckin' years) 
from the glory days of D.O.A, 
here comes a disappointing re- 
lease from the old hosers. The first J 
song sounds too much like "I'm 
Not Your Steppin' Stone", and I 
then degenerates to generic hard 
rock mediocrity. D.O.A. heat up a 
degree or two on the second song, 
"Used To Be Revolution" which 
commentaries on the current state ' 
of punk. On the flip, D.B.S. explore a late-' 80s, bad Gilman/East 
Bay style with quirky bass lines that put me to sleep. This is a 
drain to listen to. Sorry guys, but never do I need to hear this 
again. (DL) 
(Empty, Erlanger Str 7, 90765 Furth, MT-424, GERMANY) 



DEAD CITY REBELS - "Rock 'n' Roll Enemy #1" 10" 

Straightforward, traditional punk rock that absolutely rocks. 
Faster-paced and catchy and packing enough energy to power a 
small city, it reminds me of early NEW BOMB TURKS at times. 
Also has some very cool IGGY POP-like vocals. From Canaduh, 
this really is one of the better records I've heard in some time. 
(KK) 

(High Society, St Petersburger Str 4, 18017 Rostock, GER- 
MANY) 






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DEFAULT - "Die With Honor" 

EP 

This is fast hardcore with 

I everyone except the drummer 
pitching in on the harshly screamed 
vocals. At times the music has a 
slight CAPITALIST CASUAL- 
TIES feel to it. The record suffers 
from really poor production. This 
one sided EP is probably worthy of 
a demo tape, but not a full 7". 

' Actually I am surprised this isn't 

on Beer City! (RC) . „„.*—* 

(Power Ground, 1309, South 21st St, Manitowoc, WI 54220) 



DESPAIR - "Kill" CD 

These East Coasters crunch out some metal tinged hardcore 
similar to bands like TURMOIL and TORN APART. If you like 
it when band members all jump in synchronization, and they 
throw their instruments around before they stage dive into the 
crowd, then this is for you. (RC) 
(Initial, PO Box 17131, Louisville, KY 40217) 



DESTROY ALL MONSTERS - "Singles" LP 

Here's yet another go around for the singles this Detroit 
band pushed out in the late 70' s, this being the band most 
notorious for the presence of ex-STOOGE Ron Asheton. The 
songs feature the 'languid' vocals ofpinprick-pupiledNiagra and 
an overall sound that hearkens back to pre-77 punk with spidery 
guitar leads and thumping bass ala, well, the STOOGES. Only, 
not quite. I would also state at this time that the pressing I listened 
to had major mastering problems... fucked noise all over side B. 
Entire pressing? Esh. There was a triple-CD set of stuff by this 
band that predates the arrival of Mr. Asheton that is highly 
recommended to those punks out there who like a good glue nod 
now and then. Seriously. Pick that up, if you dare. (RW) 
(Get Back c/o Runt, PO Box 2947, San Francisco, CA 94126) 



DETENTION - "Live in New 
Jersey, 1983" EP 

"Dead rock 'n' rollers, they 
wereouttacontrollers!"Comeon, 
you know the words... and you'll 
probably recognize the artwork 
as the cover of Killed By Death 
#2, the comp that made New 
Jersey ' s DETENTION famous (at 
least within the pinhead record 
collector circuit). Five songs, re- 
corded live at the height of their 
career, these do about as much justice as can be done for a long 
broken-up, obscure punk band. Of course, the classic "Dead Rock 
'n' Rollers" is the stand-out on this; no surprises there. (IM) 
(no address) 





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DIG DUG - "Whoa..." EP 

I don't know if it's just because I haven't been listening to 
as much stuff in the poppier vein of punk, or what, but this record,- 
this band, is totally fresh sounding. Fresh as in not at all stale and 
tired and boring. Hand claps along with some awesome, catchy 
guitar work, great lyrics, perfect production... all the pieces fit 
just exactly right for a prize-winner of a 7"-with one exception- 
some of the songs are too long. It's been scientifically proven the 
best punk/rock songs are those topping out at 2 1/2, 3 minutes 
tops. Otherwise, keep it up! (IM) 
(Rebound, 17019 Evergreen Elm Way, Houston, TX 77059) 



DIMESTORE HALOES - 
"Shooting Stars" EP 

Far from being the 
STOOGES, this is still enjoyable 
punk rock with horror overtones 
kinda like the MISFITS, picking 
up where their LP of last year left 
off. Extra points for wearing make 
up on the cover. (EC) 
(America Punk, 802 S Broadway, 
MD 21231) 



DISGRUNTLED - "For the Love of Money" EP 

On the first song of side A, the singer was trying to put too 
many words in one line and enunciating each one. Don't ya know 
you're supposed to scream unintelligibly so we can't understand 
you? Isn't that why you have lyric sheets? This is pretty generic 
hardcore with "money is evil - consumerism sucks" lyrics. But 
now I'm listening to "The Journey" on side B and I really like it. 
Is this the same band? It kinda reminds me of 
LOGICAL NONSENSE. I go back and listen to the record again. 
I think if the vocals were a little more emotional (not emo - but 
angry) sounding, this record would be much better. (DP) 
(The Riot Nerd Coalition, 1352 Cinanni Court, Gloucester, 
Ontario, KIT 1Z7, CANADA) 



DOOM/CRESS - split 10" 

On this, DOOM demonstrate their opinion on the whole 
Princess Di thing, and I think you can guess where they stand... 
"Fuck You English Rose!" Fucking A! Three of their best songs 
of recent times and a HAWKWIND cover to boot. I wasn't super 
impressed with the CRESS LP from a while back, but I' m bowled 
over by their four tracks on here - angry, intense punk railing 
against the sickness that is society. Yes, they still sound a bit like 
CRASS, but they're carving their own niche now. This is one for 
the collection. (AM) 
(Flat Earth, PO Box 169, Bradford, BD7 1 YS, UK) 



DREXEL - "No One Told Me" CD 

Not bad, but not terribly exciting pop punk of the post 
GREEN DAY school. They do cover "Rainbow Connection" 
and "Screaming At a Wall", so you gotta give them some props. 
Overall it is competent and fairly hummable. Decent for the 
genre. (BG) 
(Fork In Hand, PO Box 230023, Astor Station, Boston, MA 

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DROPKICK MURPHYS - 
"Curse of a Fallen Soul" EP 

Wow! Holy Shit! For the 
first time in my reviewing career I 
J am totally taken aback! No shit, 
dude. This is, hands down, the best 
1 thing I've heard this year!!! All 
Hail the Al Barr era of the 
MURPHYS !!! I am literally pissing 
I myself as I'm writing this. Not to 
kap on Mike or anything, but this is 
how DROPKICK should have been 
in the first place. Perhaps the UTTERS have finally handed the 
streetpunk torch to these guys. Run ! ! 4-originals and one kickass 
IRON CROSS Cover! The Barr has been raised (Ha)! Waddya 
waitin' fer, the second coming? Get yer ass offa my couch and get 
this already, heh? (JB) 
(TKO, 4104 24th St #103, San Francisco, CA 941 14) 

THE DUCKY BOYS - "Dark Days" CD 

Amazing! Holy fuck! Roehrs-rock extraordanaire! Much 
less straight- ahead street oi sound than last time I heard them. Just 
rocking, fucking beautiful, loud shit. This will be a favorite on the 
stereo for a while. So much energy, and heart, and balls; this is 
getting me going even in my current slightly-hung-over-too- 
early-to-be-here-filling-my-head-with-punk-rock state of mind. 
Sooo recommended! Don't wait. (RY) 
(GMM, PO Box 15234, Atlanta, GA 30333) 



EATER - "The Album" LP 

Originally released in '77, this is classic '77 English punk 
rock. If you don't own the original you must buy this - four extra 
cuts this time around. (KK) 

(Get Backt, Piazza Maltoni 16, 50065 Pontassieve, Firenze, 
ITALY) 



THE ENKINDELS - "Buzzclip 2000" CD 

Really catchy poppy punk type stuff. Gruff vocals and big- 
ass production that never totally takes off. But certainly an 
example of where punk is now in terms of mainstream accessibil- 
ity. The first thing I thought of was GOLDFINGER. That drum- 
mer sure does love his snare rolls. (LH) 
(Initial, PO Box 17131, Louisville, KY 40217) 



E-150/UNABOMBER - split EP 

E-fucking-1-50 pummel 
through three songs of non-stop 
hardcore with great hooks and a 
vocalist spitting out lyrics that at- 
tack authority on a number of fronts 
whether it be the press or the con- 
tradictory actions of legislators. 
Even more abrasive then their split 
with IVICH. UNABOMBER 
spend a lot of time on the crunch- 
ing, slow end of hardcore, which 
gets rather tedious, though it does pick up now and then. Lyrics 
are great, mainly giving the finger to rock attitudes and confor- 
mity in the scene. "Then SHELTER, everyone's Krishna. Now 
PATH OF RESISTANCE, everyone's idiots." (TH) 
(Don't Belong, M.G.S., PO Box 8035, 33200 Xixon, SPAIN) 






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EVANCE - "False Peace" EP 

Anthemic sing-along (if you 
know Japanese, of course) punk 
akin to G.B.H. with a little early 
DISCHARGE and a lot of Lemmy 
MOTORHEAD vocals. (PB) 
(HG Fact, 401 Hongo-M, 2-36-2 
Yayoi-Cho, Nakano-Ku, Tokyo 
164, JAPAN) 



EXCRUCIATING TERROR - "Divided We Fall" LP 

Heavy duty SoCal grind that alternates from powerful blast 
beats to straight hardcore with some of the most throat-shredding 
vocals around nowadays. I have heard from a few folks that they 
think this is a bit generic. But I leave it to you, the consumer, to 
buy this, and see why every time they play Gilman Street the 
place turns into a fucking house of chaos! (RC) 
(Pessimer, PO Box 1070, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254) 



THE EXPLODING CRUSTACEANS - "Get in the Tub" 
CD 

At first I was fooled by the awesome cover. Then when I got 
over the fact that the first track was some metal-hardcore gar- 
bage, the CRUSTACEANS slowly mutated through an East Bay 
phase into some light PANSY DIVISION rock. The dirty, juve- 
nile lyrics and titles just happen to be very hetero. The only cute 
title happens to be "Hobbit Pussy". Nine tunes in the funny-to- 
high-school-kids vein. (HM) 
(Conspiratorial Efforts, PO Box 7456, Santa Cruz, CA 95061) 



FANG - "American Nightmare" LP 

While initially I thought it some weird joke that this would 
get assigned to me, perhaps it's fair, as I never really followed 
them "before", so I'm somewhat objective. This taken at face 
value is some slower to mid-paced punchy punk with rocking 
anthemic choruses that people would usually pick up on. There ' s 
a weird "wanna be" English style at times that you can't avoid 
noticing, but no crime there. One of those bands you almost wish 
you didn't know so much about. I don't see Sammy as being any 
modern hero as the liner notes describe, but hey - it's a decent 
punk record. (TM) 
(Wingnut, 1442A Walnut St #59, Berkeley, CA 94709) 



FEDERAL OFFENSE - "You 
Think There's Not A Threat 
Anymore" EP 

Fast, thrashy, punk rock 
from Dallas. Unlike most bands of 
this kind, they know how to play 
fast and abrasive without being 
overly macho or taking themselves 
too seriously. Political songs and 
goofy songs. Good Stuff. (JN) 
(Uncontrolled, PO Box 150206, 
Dallas, TX 75315-0206) 





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THE FELONS - "Behind Bars" 
EP 

This is the kind of stuff I 
listened to in the early '80s. Hardcore, 
but still melodic enough to make me 
shake my head. Even the song sub- 
jects "Jealous" and "Brainwashed" 
remind me of that. DAG NASTY 
and 7 SECONDS are good compari- 
sons. I still take out my old hardcore 
records once in a while, play them 
real loud and sing along at the top of 

my lungs. So, if I'm in that mood anytime in the future, I think I'll 

sneak this one in for fun. (CK) 

($3: Enervating, PO Box 25742, Chicago, IL 60625) 



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FIVE O FIVE - "Clean Up The 
Streets" EP 

These guys are all sixteen 
years old, but they ' d beat HANSON 
in a streetlight any day. Pretty amaz- 
ing, really. They're comparable to 
FIFTEEN, both in musical style as 
well as lyrical content, but they're 
not generic or overly obvious like 
most FIFTEEN-sounding bands. 
Good stuff. Can ' t wait to hear what 
they're doing a few years down the 

line. (JN) 

(Mike Wakeham, 33 Wedge ST, Lowell, MA 01851) 



THE 5.6.7.8.'s - "Smilly Willy/ 
Mr. Lee" 

I always love reviewing 

5.6.7.8's records, cuz these three 
girls always ring my boner 

chime and this 45 has got their 

old bass player Omo on it, whom I 
had a major crush on some years 

ago oh, the joys of having jerk 

off fantasies like mine alright, 

shit, the production here is pretty 

marvelous, I gotta tell you pretty 

Motown-ish.... '60s black, living in the projects style.... but these 

girls do live in the projects the Japanese projects.... I've been 

there, and there is a warm feeling of rock and roll there... hell, I 

even got horny there (SW) 

(Dionysus, PO Box 1975, Burbank, CA 91507) 



FMD/TWENTYTHIRDCHAPTER - split EP 

If I had a monthly top ten list, then this record would 
definitely make it on there. One side has TWENTY 
THIRDCHAPTER turning in an intense, very slow to break-neck 
brand of crust core that reminded me a bit of a brutal ENEMY 
SOIL/NAPALM DEATH hybrid. The other side has a posthu- 
mous release from FUCKING MASS DESTRUCTION (FMD) 
that sounds like BATTLE OF DISARM, FISHY and SPAZZ all 
chewed up into a spit-laden chewy ball of anger and excrement. 
Whaa? It's fucking good mate! (JV) 

(35 Huffman Ave, Dayton, OH 45403 or PO Box 12401, Mem- 
phis, TN 38182) 





F-MINUS ■ "Wont Bleed Me" 

7" 

First off, I wish this record 
was longer. The first side was over 
by the time I finished... writing... 
this... line. Can't decide who this 
sounds like either, but I will tell 
youthatit'skindamid-80'ssound- 
ing, fast stuff, dual female/male 
vox with political lyrics that are 
good, but all-in-all nothin' too 
memorable. (JB) 
(Pelado, 521 W Wilson #B202, Costa Mesa, CA 92627) 



FUCKFACE - LP 

Last release from this now-defunct SF band. This here is 
Mission-style hardcore at its best. I tried to play it at work, but the 
doctor said "I can't do a delicate brain operation while listening 
to this. It makes me too angry. Take that shit to the orthopedic 
room where they can take their aggressions out with hammers 
and drills." 'Nuff said. If you know who FUCKFACE is you 
don't need me to tell you to get this record, but if you don't, I'm 
tellin' you now. Your only disappointment will be that you can 
no longer see them live. (DP) 
(Six Weeks, 225 Lincoln Avenue, Cotati, CA 94931) 



FUNERAL ORATION - "Survival" LP 

If I read the lyrics on this record before listening to it, I 
would definitely think this was an emo band. But this guy sounds 
too upbeat and enthusiastic for that to be so. What a paradox ! I'm 
on my second listen and I have to say I'm liking what I hear. This 
band definitely has that Hopeless sound. Straight-up punk rock, 
but with strong Vocals. These guys from Holland have been 
around for awhile — this is their seventh LP (third one on 
Hopeless), but they haven't changed all that much except to 
slicken up a bit. I liked the packaging on their old stuff better, tho 
I appreciate the poster and sticker included with this. (DP) 
(Hopeless, PO Box 7495, Van Nuys, CA 91409-7495) 



GIMMICKS - "High Heels" 10" 

I saw these dudes earlier this month, at a downwardly- 
mobile, neon-lit yuppie corral here in San Francisco, where the 
local yokels focused on their beers and billiards and a lone 
woman in her sixties held her ears to preserve her hearing... that 
night their schtick (gimmick?) was done up to the nines, with 
Clairol blue-black dye jobs, tapered cigarette pants, and 
Jaggeresque leaps and howls... They're a Seattle band working 
a sorta CHROME CRANKS/DMZ gig, with doses of organ and 
caveman fuzz guitar. Sixties rock remade for the impending 
millenium. You get the picture, right? Those pouty sneers, the 
hollow stares, that disillusioned abandon - they can all be yours 
for the taking. (JH) 
(Estrus) 



GOATSUCKERS - "Tribute To Alex" 10" 

This is mildly catchy punk with a organ thrown in. The 
problem is it's just not catchy enough. It comes of like bad classic 
rock. Skip it. (TG) 
(Nest of Vipers) 




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GLOBAL HOLOCAUST/OB- 
NOXIOUS RACE - split EP 

Both bands, which also share 
some members, hail from Canada 
and have the uncanny knack for 
writing hardcore that sounds like it 
came from the mid- '80s. HOLO- 
CAUST sound like they could' ve 
been on the "Vile Peace" compLP 
that came out in the late '80s fea- 
turing the UK's premier grind/ 
crust/hardcore bands. OBNOX- 
IOUS RACE first song is pure 1984 hardcore, with great vocals 
and song writing. The last two of their tracks have a little more 
"crusty" feeling to 'em. (MW) 

(T.S., c/o Simon Pare, 827 Goldbourn, Greenfield Park, Quebec, 
J4V 3H4 CANADA) 



GODSTOMPER - "Saturday 
Morning Powerviolence" EP 

If you're into power vio- 
lence, you probably know this duo, 
bass and drums, kicks ass. They do 
another fine job of audible assault 
here. Their second ripping EP this 
year. Recorded even heavier than 
the "Gun Culture" EP. The drums 
sound beefy, damn this is so full. A 
must have. (TJ) 
(Slap A Ham, PO Box 420843, San 




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GOOD CLEAN FUN - "Who 
Shares Wins" EP 

There's only a couple 
records that have the potential to 
completely change the scene to- 
day, and this EP is one of them. 
Continuing the tradition of bands 
like STRAIGHT YOUTH and 
GRUDGE, GOOD CLEAN FUN 
are a ultra-positive, gay-friendly, 
sharing, caring, straight edge band 
hailing from DC. Just to give you a 
little sample, "Our friendship's done, it really hurts/but maybe I 
could have all your old shirts." Possibly the most inspiring lyrics 
that have ever graced a straight edge record. (MW) 
(Phyte, PO Box 14228, Santa Barbara, CA 93107) 



GOOD CLEAN FUN - "Shop- 
ping For A Crew" EP 

If there is one thing many 
straight edgers are criticized for, it 
is for not having a sense of humor. 
Well, GCF seems to have a laugh 
at their own scene and beliefs. 
"Sweet Tooth" reminds all the har- 
assed vegans whom eat sugar, they 
are not true vegans and are pro- 
moting tooth decay in their de- 
pravity. Funny, but true. Goofy 

sXe HC with valid points. (TJ) 

($3.50:-UnderEstimated, PO Box 13274, Chicago, IL 60613) 



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THE GOONS - "Living in America" CD 

Musically this is tight and energetic punk, reminds me a lot 
of the DEAD KENNEDYS' "Bedtime For Democracy" era. 
Good production, but the thing that I absolutely love about this 
CD is Serge's vocals. He totally has the cross of Gary Floyd (the 
DICKS) and Jello Biafra (DEAD KENNEDYS) operatic-tones- 
thing fucking dialed. Co-produced by Kent Stax (from DC 
hardcore legends SCREAM) and Brian Baker (duh!). For those 
that are too young to have gotten into the DKs, or too burnt out 
and jaded, this is a good way to slowly ease you back into a sound 
that seems to be forgotten. (PB) 
(Torque, PO Box 229, Arlington, VA 22210-0229) 



GUITAR GANGSTERS - "Prohibition/Money With Men- 
aces" CD 

I heard this UK band's last full length, dug it and was 
surprised to find out they had many prior releases. Strong Brit 
punk in the SLF, UK SUBS, CHELSEA vein. Their first two 
LP's from 1 989 or so are on this disc. Tuneful yet anthemic. Very 
strong once again. (RL) 
(Captain Oi!) 



HAIL MARY - "My Will to Die 
is Dead" EP 

This EP didn't lunge off the 
turntable at me like their past re- 
cordings have done, especially 
their EP on Prank, but this is such 
an incredible band, and an incred- 
ible EP. This is hardcore. Not 
grind, not emo, not slickly pro- 
duced chunka machismo bullshit. 
But they have a big and full sound. 
A dose of late-era BORN 
AGAINST (sorry, they must cringe when they read that sorta 
shit, but the comparisons are unavoidable), melodic and thick, 
but with a whole bunch of noisey chaos that only a few bands like 
ANGEL HAIR ever tapped into. This is my favorite late '90s 
hardcore band. (PB) 
(Vermiform, PO Box 12065, Richmond, VA 23241) 



HALLRAKER - "She" EP 

Three tracks of solid mid tempo hardcore. The liner notes 
say "words and music inspired by the Simpsons." Are they 
talking about the TV show? I wished their lyrics were about the 
Simpsons, but no such luck. Horrible LED ZEPPELIN cover on 
the flipside. (CW) 
(Phyte) 



HARUM SCARUM - "Corpo- 
rate Pennies" EP 

Blistering melodic hardcore 
punk played by women, some or 
all of whom may be dykes. Songs 
structures alternate between slow 
and fast parts while the lyrics talk 
about the dyke community, reli- 
gion and the rich. (MM) 
(Live Transmission, PO Box 
14284 SE, Portland, OR 97293- 
0284) 







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HATEMAIL - "Feed Me to the 
Lions" EP 

Young and spirited in the 
BLATZ vein with loose tunes ac- 
commodating the frantic vocal 
onslaught. These enthusiastic 
youngsters overkill the choruses 
on a few songs and realize it in 
"Upperdecker" where they appro- 
priately terminate the madness with 
a flushing toilet. HATEMAIL 
show great potential to be a mega- 
geek superstars. (HM) 
(Church Bingo Terrorism, PO Box 804, Montebello, CA 90640) 



HAVE NOTS - LP 

Man, fuck Japan. Those fuckers have hijacked the rock, and 
I'm getting sick of them letting it back into the country in dribs 
and drabs via REGISTRATORS, ROOM 41, TITANS, 
FIRST ALERT etc. Well, it's our own fault I guess, always 
supporting fraudulent bands and second-rate hacks at the expense 
of the real thing. I'm guilty too. Anyway, here's this month' s butt- 
kicking from our betters across the way. It's the best rock platter 
I've heard in months. Sigh. Go buy it, stupid. Twelve songs with 
just the right production, muzzy but powerful. "Telephone" on 
side one will go into my year-end top ten for songs fer sure. I'm 
putting my rising sun headband on now... (RW) 
(Repent, 535 Stevenson St., San Francisco, CA, 94103) 



HEADCASE - "Still Fighting" CD 

Fucking Oi! Punk FUCKYOU!!! Normally, this kind of 
stuff would be pretty boring. Songs about violence, apathy ,. ...yeah, 
I've heard it all before and so have you; musically, it's not much 
different.. .COMB AT 84, BUSINESS, (BURRRRRRRRRRP!!!) 
but I'm tellin' ya Stewart, sometimes it's just a feeling you get, a 
very special feeling ! You know what I mean, right? Of course you 
do. Two minor complaints. I'm not too keen about the whole 
glorification of hooliganism, the tragedy of Hillsborough, not to 
mention the embarrassing scenes the English made this year 
should be enough to stop this kind of stupidity. It has nothing to 
do with skinhead or football! Secondly, only five songs??? You 
can't leave me hanging like that. Can't wait for the next stuff... 
hurryhurryhurryhurry hurryhurryhurryhurry ! (JB) 
(Pure Impact, PO Box 16-1910 Kamenhout, BELGIUM) 



THEE HEADCOATS/LOLLIPOP - split 45 

I think Tom bought this at a record store in Berkeley. Is Am 
Rep too cool to send us records? As far as I'm concerned, this 
could have been a one-sided single because LOLLIPOP sucks 
(pun intended), and thee mighty HEADCOATS "I Wanna Get 
Fucked" saves this single from a frisbee contest here at MRR. 
(EC) 
(Am Rep, 2200 4th St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418) 




HEAVE - "Cotton Swab" EP 

This debut EP by Madison, 
WI's HEAVE isn't that bad. In 
some of this, there's an element of 
early YOUTH BRIGADE, mu- 
sic-wise. Butalotof the rest of this 
just sounds like any new unre- 
fined band. However, according 
to the cover and insert they've 
been around for the last 3-4 years? 
So, I dunno, there' s a hint of ska in 
one song, but most of this is sloppy 
dirty street punk. OI! (PB) 
(Heave, 1 1 14 Marg Street, Madison, WI 53716) 



HIC ET NUNC - "Howling Monkey Blues" CD EP 

Motor City by way of Slovenia, yep! Once again some 
foreign band from God-knows-here have upped a musical style 
from us and totally ran with it in ways unimagined by us. The best 
way to describe this is almost as some off-center variation of the 
STOOGES but with a distinctly European flair. Think of 
RADIOPUHELIMET or even UNION CARBIDE etc. but not 
really. These do the Detroit power-chordAvah-wah pummel as 
well as anybody along with some convoluted twists and turns that 
brings to mind SONIC YOUTH but not really. At any rate it 
rocks, the tunes are good and it is way swanky, best of the month 
for me. (JY) 
(FV Music, Kersnikova 4, 1000 Ljubljana, SLOVANIA) 



HIGHSCHOOLSWEETHEARTS 
- "Find a Way/Single White 
Female" 

Two tracks that would fit 
right in on the first BLONDIE 
LP. Which is alright by me. No 
"X Offender" but still a cool re- 
lease. Gal vocals with a little 
punky rock' n' roll thing going on. 
Not overly bubblegum either. 
Basically a good pop thing. (RL) 
(Get Hip, PO Box 666, 
Cannonsburg, PA 15317) 



HOODS - "Alone" CD 

So I just saw these guys recently at Gilman Street. About 
mid-set the guitarist said something to the crowd to the effect, 
"Are you guys a bunch of faggots, why don't you get up here and 
dance". Then a little later he said some other "faggot" slag, which 
unfortunately I couldn't hear. Now the use of the word "faggot" 
in this situation is completely up for interpretation. Does he 
really dislike "faggots", and feels threatened by them ? Or is this 
just some slang word carried over from his tough guy high school 
days?. How can we take a step forward, when we always fall two 
steps back? By the way, this is quality hardcore with a heavy 
SICK OF IT ALL slant. Buy it and come to your own conclu- 
sions. (RC) 
(Breakout, PO Box 1464 San Ramon, CA 94583) 







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HUMAN INVESTMENT - "Invest Your Efforts into 
Humanity's Struggle or be a Human Investment" LP 

Album titles this long and thought provoking are only 
available on independent, D.I. Y. -produced records. There are 
some bands that have entire songs that aren't as long. HUMAN 
INVESTMENT is a bit of a throwback to the early days of 
hardcore, with more than a dose of peace punk politics implicit in 
every song. I've really been craving a record like this since 
attending a recent STRATFORD MERCENARIES show, and 
here it is (albeit a wee bit slower than I'd prefer). Lyrically 
speaking, I'd say these guys hit all the points without making us 
feel like we've heard it all before, though you probably have. (JV) 
(Rotten Propaganda, PO Box 42325, Pittsburgh, PA 15203) 



ILL REPUTE - "And Now" CD 

Oxnard, what a weird place. Killer surf, Mexican Nazi 
skinheads and, of course, 'nardcore. This band was one the 
pioneers of that scene and sound, but seeing as their last album 
sucked ass, I was expecting the same from this and well... it does. 
Seriously, a bunch of guys pushing 40 screaming "Nardcore will 
never die" oh the first song. Oh brother. Pretty d-u-m-b and not 
in a good way. As for the music, think LAGWAGON, NOFX, 
etc.(RM) 
(Edge, PO Box 71 1 1, Oxnard, CA 93031) 



INCOMPLETE AA - CD 

Sloppily-played, so-so produced and plenty of stupid lyrics. 
Yet for all that, I really like this CD. Maybe, it's because it has a 
feel that reminds me of Dez-era BLACK FLAG. That "I'm 
trapped in Southern California commuter cities, and can't get 
out" frustration, that doesn't always give us the most coherent 
rants, but does give us heartfelt ones. And on that note, INCOM- 
PLETE AA delivers. (JF) 
(Rude, 20121 Deihl St, Walnut, CA 91789) 



INITIAL DETONATION - 
"Mary Kaye Commandos" EP 

Tuned-down, layered, rhyth- 
mic hardcore from the Midwest, 
with dual male/female vocals and 
moody, metallic melodies. Four 
long-ish songs heavy on the power 
and each one varying in speed and 
rhythm and focusing, lyrically, on 
some of the fucked up elements of 
our society, including domestic vio- 
lence. This is an intense record. 
(AM) 

($3: Sensual Underground Ministries, PO Box 8545, Tulsa, OK 

74101) 




JOHNNY REVOLTING - "Trailer Park Gold" CD 

Lotsa short songs, semi-pop-punk, no- frills attitude. Very 
acceptable, party rock, great for the kids - in fact, I'll probably 
listen to it another time, then find a 1 6-year-old to bestow it upon 
(RY) 
($11: Revolting, 127 Broadmoor Dr, Tonawanda, NY 14150) 



KARMA/BULLSHIT PROPAGANDA - split LP 

Both these bands play very political punk rock with KARMA 
being a bit like NAUSEA due to the male/female vocals trading 
off. BULLSHIT PROPAGANDA are really fucking punk with 
thrash style music and "Cookie Monster™" vocals. They attack 
conformity in the scene as well as other political issues. (MM) 
(Discliche, c/o Thijs Van Der Spank, Regulus 25, 2221-MT 
Katwijk Aan Zee, NETHERLANDS) 



KGS - "Cutcord and Destruc- 
tion" EP 

at the moment I write 

this review, I'm also listening to it 
as well, and I gotta say, it's one real 

piece of garbage fast, sludgy 

guitars, distorted vocal howls in 

some other language there ' s not 

even any info on the sleave as to 
where these motherfuckers are 
from.... but, I tell you this though, 

this shit sells I hear people with 

their tastes up their asses listening to this kinda shit all the time.. 

(SW) 

(Rebelable) 



KLASSE KRIMINALE - "Mind Invaders" EP 

Since 1985 KLASSE KRIMINALE have been one of the 
most prominent anti-racist skinhead bands in Europe. From their 
debut 7" EP "Construito in Italy" to this newest EP, "Mind 
Invaders", KLASSE KRIMINALE has stayed true to their prin- 
cipals. The new EP contains a good original as well as a fine cover 
of "Angels with Dirty Faces" by SHAM 69. Try this one. (BR) 
(Marco Balestrino, C.P. 426 Centrale 17100 Savona, ITALY) 



KONTATTO - "Estremo" CDEP 

Five songs of professionally-played rocking punk rock with 
English song titles and Italian lyrics, or accent, I couldn't tell. Lots 
of leads on this puppy. They have asong called "Girl Power" which 
has a guy pretending to be a girl with a high voice going 
"OHHH OOOHHHH" while another guy sings "PHUUUCK 
HUGHHH" over a metal progression with GUNS 'N' ROSES- 
style leads and it ends with the guy yelling 
"SUCH MIEEE DEEEK". This may be the worst release I've ever 
reviewed for MRR. (MM) 
(Visigalli Emilio, Fermo Posta Maleo, Lo 20076, Italy) 





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KRUPTED PEASANT FARMERZ - "Peasants by Birth, 
Farmerz by Trade, Krupted by the Dollar" CD 

I've seen this San Jose band several tirnes. The most recent 
was at a house party with the GIST and BREAKFAST OF 
CHAMPIONS; I don't know if it was all the Hamm's I drank, the 
whip-its, the crowd or a combination of the three, but that show 
was awesome fun. These boys put out some anthems so catchy 
that I'm not even annoyed at the kinda preachy lyrics (there's an 
anti-gun song for chrissake). This here CD is, I believe, a re-issue 
of stuff recorded and put out by Farmhouse in '94 with a few live 
and compilation tracks thrown in. "Slluks" is a hilarious cover of 
the MISFITS' "Skulls" played backward which was originally 
released on the hundred band compilation "Wood-Paneled Pacer 
Wagon..." on Too Many. I'm stoked that they included this, 
because when I want to hear it, I can just push a coupla buttons on 
the CD player instead of having to search on a record side with 25 
other one-minute songs on it. Worth picking up if you don't 
already have it. (DP) 
(Coldfront, PO Box 8345, Berkeley, CA 94707) 



LAST YEAR'S YOUTH - "Modern Living" EP . 

Another great GMM record! This is fast punk rock played 
with authority by some tough street punks out of St. Louis. These 
guys are bristling with attitude! In "Burn Washington Burn" 
LAST YEAR'S YOUTH sing: "We pay taxes so they can live 
liberal, conservative. ..What do they give? Political self-made 
millionaires. Our nation's dying and no one cares! Bullshit 
watered down politics !" LAST YEAR' S YOUTH are the mother- 
fuckin' guns! Buy this one immediately! (BR) 
(GMM, PO Box 15234, Atlanta, GA 30333) 



LATEST FLAMES - "I Try!" 
EP 

Vegas garage punk with a 
yelping brace of tunes on the A- 
side and a moody instrumental that 
leads up to the winner on this EP: 
"In The Middle of the Back", which 
meshes the energy and the intent 
for effect. You know, catchy. I like 
to think this EP would give you a 
pretty good take on their live set - 
if they come thru town... (RW) 

(Wood Shampoo, PO Box 27801, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89126- 

1801) 



LEWD - "Kill Yourself... Again" CD 

A great, much-anticipated comp of everything put out by 
these West Coast folks circa 1979 into the '80s. Funny thing is, 
this now- popular band was never really popular back in the day. 
They seemed to be doing the junkie-punk rock thing when 
everyone else moved on to the BLACK FLAG/CIRCLE JERKS 
thing. This still- kicks ass though, in light of all the bands now 
doing the UK '77 or PAGANS thing. Hey I dig the STITCHES, 
too. Anyways, a great welcomed re-issue on every level. (RL) 
(Chuckie-Boy, 2802 E Madison St #116, Seattle, WA 981 12) 





LIPMONGER - "Dissed Again" CD 

Man, I hate it when this happens. Lame band name, lame 
cover (in this case, sexist as all get-out), and lame lyrics, but 
decent music. I didn't want to like this from the get-go, but I must 
admit, for generic pop punk it's pretty okay. They know about 
dynamics and how to wrench maximum hooks out of a chorus. 
And with only five songs on here, they get in and out before you 
have time to get sick of them. Not bad. (BG) 
(Gooseneck, 549 N Courtland St, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301) 



LITHIUM JOE -"WarStories" 
EP 

Melodic English political 
pop punk with the proverbial 
"edge" for real. Excellent singing 
on here, that' s pop, but not lame or 
wimpy like early WHO. Good stuff 
worth finding or sending for. (MM) 
(Resolve, Flat 3, Westbourne 
House, 101 Westbourne Ave, Hull 
HU5 3HT, UK) 



LOOSE CHANGE - "Fire it Up!" CD 

This is the pop punk shit! These guys keep getting better 
with every release. Hey, pop punk with energy and some crunch- 
ing guitars. It's still possible. Don't let the dream die! As good as 
anything Fat, Epitaph or Dr. Strange has put out in the last year 
or two. Not only that, but the se gu ys have the balls to cover both 
the PRIMITIVES and the OUTFIELD. That's a fucking accom- 
plishment in my book. Totally great!(RL) 
(Coldfront, PO Box 8345, Berkeley, CA 94707) 



LOUDMOUTHS - "Spit it Out" 
EP 

The last time I saw these 
unruly punkers play, they had the 
South of Market audience whipped 
into a regular frenzy, with inbred 
European tourists, clean-cut curi- 
osity-seekers, and one lone 
mohawk with a backpack all sway- 
ing back and forth in a tide of 
drunken humanity... their ability 
to manage crowds is right up there 
with their rock'n'roll chops. "Spit it Out" and "Fingered" are in 
the tried-arid-true LOUDMOUTHS mold, tough and mean 
hardcore punk , straight out of the roller derby and headlong into 
the gutter. Rough and raw, kind of like the band are on stage. 
There's also the sped-up EATER cover that's been sneaking its 
way into the set, featuring their recently -departed second guitar- 
ist, late of the SPITES. On collectable pink vinyl, for all you 
retentive fucks. (JH) 
(702, PO Box 204, Reno, NV 89504) 








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MACHINE GUN SURFERS - 
EP 

Despite the name, there's 
only one instrumental here, and 
it's somewhere between the 
RIPOFFS' "Heatseeker" and a 
regular surf instro. Two songs are 
high-energy specimens of pop 
punk, and "We Can't Surf" flat- 
out kicks ass. Well worth a listen. 
(DD) 
Dead Cool, Haugetangvn 13, 1621 



THE MAHARAJAS - "Something Moody...& Groovy!" 10" 

Organ-drenched, English-style garage rock, divided into a 
"moody" side (slower, melancholy songs) and a more movin' 
"groovy" side. Most of the stuff on here is good but not great. You 
know, if there weren't so many bands doing this thing, I would 
probably flip after hearing this 10". The MAHARAJAS have got 
the '60s sound down. But as the 60's garage revival is as flooded 
as just about any other genre of punk, I'll pass on this in favor for 
something with a bit more bite. (IM) 
(Teen Sound, L.A. Pascucci, 66-00168, Rome, ITALY) 



MANEURYSM - "Swallowed 
by Karma" EP 

MANEURYSM's chaotic 
style of pulsing HC is disturbing, 
yet moving in their intensity . Lyr- 
ics are thoughtful, direct and pow- 
erful in social and personal com- 
mentary. Heavy. (TJ) 
(Power Ground, 1309 South 21 
St, Manitowoc, WI 54220) 



THE MARSHES/FAKE HYPPI - split EP 

Well, this is a cool surprise. France's FAKE HYPPI steal 
the show with two melodic, emotionally transcendent songs that 
are like the gut punch that makes you smile. Their sound is kinda 
like an updated DAG NASTY-type thing, yet not derivative. And 
speakingofDAG NASTY, their old drummer is in the MARSHES. 
The style is real poppy, yet not predictably so. There's lots of 
interesting changes, yet something in the sound doesn't gel. I 
can't really put my finger on what, but it is still worth hearing. A 
good release. (BG) 
($5: Kerosene, BP 3701, 54097 Nancy Cedex, FRANCE) 



THE MEAT JOY - CD 

Nine quirky punky-sorta thangs. Very straight forward rock 
at times that almost has a '60s psych edge. Big production and 
chunky guitar sound keeps it modern-rocking. Deep female 
vocals give the whole thing a bit of a HAMMERBOX feel. A J. 
Robbins production. (LH) 
(Death Rebel, PO Box 33047, Washington, DC 20033-0047) 




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MASONICS - "In a Man's 
Heart" EP 

Very cool English-retro 
which, to my ears, sound very 
much like a young Billy Childish 
fronting the MILKSHAKES ; yes, 
it does have that type of vibe 
especially "Hey Calinda" which 
sounds like it could' ve come right 
off the first MILKSHAKES LP. 
Naturally you also get the KINKS , 
BEATLES thing happening as 
well a touch of mod soul/pop a la the ACTION. The authenticity 
factor on this record is so right-on it's scary (two scaries this 
month, spot the other) and actually I can't say I've heard any- 
thing in recent times that hits the bullseye like this. Very Boss. 
(JY) 
(Royal, 7 rue Tholoze, 75081 Paris, FRANCE) 



MIGRAINES • "Juvenilia" CD 

These MIGRAINES dish out some enthusiastic, goofy, 
well- executed pop punk. "Juvenilia's" non-stop assault could be 
a blessing or a nightmare when there's no breathing room 
between the almost-too-consistent pace. "Banana Chandelier" 
has a bitchin 'piano solo and offers some breathing room with an 
awesome sound byte from the "Every Which Way but Loose" 
movie. Two songs feature some quality commentary from Bitchass 
the Clown, whoever that is. (HM) 
(Onefoot, PO Box 30666, Long Beach, CA 90853) 



MILLION SIX - "Clean-Head" CD 

Ugh, boring melodic punk/hardcore that sounds like a 
dumbed down version of FACE TO FACE crossed with 
STRAIGHT FACE. Except that this record is even more boring 
than those afore mentioned bands. Worse is their attempts at 
instrumental jams, which just make me ache for the singer. 
Though I must admit his voice sounds like shit. Jeez, this band 
will probably make it big. (JF) 

($12: Satellite, 920 E Colorado Blvd. #151, Pasadena, CA 
91106) 



MOTHER FUCKING TITTY SUCKERS/46 SHORT - split 
45 

It sounds like the MFTS are having a drunken practice, and 
their singer's either bored or too drunk. They're loose and 
lethargic which sounds good on some songs. I do appreciate the 
effort and creativity of their self portraits. Once you change the 
turntable speed, 46 SHORT are in your face with an early '80s 
SoCal feel sorta CIRCLE JERKS. The pessimistic lyrics on 
"Recipe for Misery" are delivered quite well making this my fave 
tune of the EP. (HM) 
(Last Dollar, PO Box 3980, Long Beach, CA 90803) 



MR. CRISPY/PETER THE GREAT - split EP 

A great little pop punk split from these two Oklahoma 
bands. MR. CRISPY does a wonderful "Southpark" spin off 
before tearing into a SCREECHING WEASEL type of thing. 
PETER THE GREAT has an early AGENT ORANGE sound 
happening. Punk rock with a bit of mod overtones. A split worth 
checking out. (RL) 
($3: We're Not On A Label, Edmond, OK 73083) 





THE MR. T EXPERIENCE - "Road to Ruin" LP 

That's right, another pop-punk band covering an entire 
RAMONES LP. A different pop-punk band and a different 
RAMONES LP, but isn't it kind of the same thing? The one 
difference here is that MTX puts at least a little twist to most of 
the cuts so that it doesn't sound like a mere replica of the original. 
(KK) 
(Clearview) 



MY PAL TRIGGER - "Lessons in Ancient History" CD 

Flat out the most disappointing record I've heard all year. 
I've been a fan of all the previous output from this band, but this 
record is just flat out boring. Really, if you're going to have sparse 
lyrics, please don't put them into a slow-moving indie-style four- 
minute song. I wish I could say something nicer, but it wasn' t until 
the fourth listen that I was able to stay awake through this. Sorry, 
but this is the type of records that give credibility to emo-indie- 
haters everywhere. (JF) 
(Kat, PO Box 460692, Escondido, CA 92046) 



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NITROBREW - LP 

Why the fuck are there so many bands these days that 

still pull that out of tune, swampy, badly played, noisy, JON 
SPENCER, style cowboy slop????????? Shit, this time it's 

French but I can easily see this turd winding up on Crypt 

Records once again, some people call this shit rock and roll, 

bu t I sa y it comes closer to the experimental art damage of the 

BUTTHOLE SURFERS you can't fuck to this slop Igotta 

take the needle off RIGHT NOW! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (SW) 
(NestOfVipers/SympaticBar, 1 1 Rue,StMichel-35000Rennes, 
FRANCE) 



NOTHING COOL - "What A Wonderful World" CD 

Catchy pop punk from the guy that got robbed at gun point 
at Epicenter! Very much like an updated version of 
CRIMPSHRINE with the gruff vocals and catchy tunes occa- 
sionally busting into hardcore. Includes a fun butchering of 
"Ohh Child" by the FIVE STAIRSTEPS. (LH) 
(Dummy Up, PO Box 642634, San Francisco, CA 94146) 



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, »SOCK IT TO ME-BABY! 




NASHVILLE PUSSY - "Sock it 
to Me/Misunderstood" 

I happened into a 
NASHVILLE PUSSY show last 
May, and little could have pre- 
pared me for what I witnessed there. 
For sheer spectacle, these guys and 
girls are right up there with the 
worst of pro- wrestling and midget- 
tossing - a heavy metal take on the 
Nuremberg Rally where the Stars 
& Bars fluttered gently in the 
breeze, and balding punks goose-stepped in circular formation. 
Minds were expanded, toes were crushed, and all that remains to 
remember them by is their LP and various singles. This little 
number is out of left field, a couple of re wed-up covers free from 
their TED NUGENT-on-Kool-Whip appeal that they work in 
front of a crowd. MITCH RYDER' s "Sock It to Me" gets sped up 
and fucked up, without the slide-whistle sound effects of the 
original. The choice of the SAINTS' "Misunderstood" seems a 
little introspective and thoughtful lyrically for these folks - 
c'mon, "I've been misunderstood for too long"? Is there a 
sensitive heart beating above that beergut? (JH) 
(Black Lung, PO Box 252, Richmond, VA 23218) 



NICE AND EASY - "Stuff 'N' 
Fings" EP 

What exactly is "streetrock" 
supposed to be? Sort of like 
PETER & the TEST TUBE BABIES 
with a weird metal or glam edge on 
one song. Then it's sort of like the 
JAM with a weird metal or glam 
edge. The verse of "Love Seals 
Destiny" could pass for "That's 
Entertainment" almost exactly. 
What a fuckin' weird record 
cover... (LH) 
(DSS, 85 Paul Rd., Kamloops, BC U2C 6T1, CANADA) 





OJOROJO/INFLICTED - split 
EP 

Damn. Another scorcher - 
I'm pulling some great stuff this 
month. Two tracks each from 
Oakland ' s gutter hardcore legends 
who coax loads of impact some- 
how out of complicated and intri- 
cate songs, and a straight on me- 
tallic assault from Wisconsin. 
Impressive stuff - both of these 
bands aren't getting the recogni- 
tion they should be. (TM) 
(Power Ground, 1309 S 21st St, Manitowoc WI, 54220) 



ON FILE - "Monday thru to 
Friday/Back to the Roots" 45 

This Scottish band plays 
melodic oi/street punk with appeal- 
ing harmonies and highly compe- 
tent punk hooks. The songs are 
carefully crafted, eligible for many 
sing-along choruses at the pub. The 
pleasant punk record is quite infec- 
tious. Look for some ON FILE 
material on "Punks, Skins and 
Herberts Vol. 4" as well. (BR) 
(Helen of Oi, 35 Becton Lane, 
Barton On Sea, New Milton, Hampshire , BH257AB, UK) 



THE OPPRESSED/IMPACT 
split 2xEP 

IMPACT is slow to mid 
tempo, boring-as-fuck oi, sung i 
French. Ouch! Hated it! The OP 
PRESSED cough up one original 
song, that's already available els 
where, as well as three covers, whici 
have also already been released, 
waste of time, money and natura 
resources. (RM) 
(DSS,POBox739,4021 Linz, AUSTRIA^ 







Houston, TX 77254) 



PANTHER - "Broken Rock V 
Roll Blaster" EP 

Once again, Japanese know- 
how comes up with something out 
of the ordinary. Energetic garage 
slop with high-pitched female vo- 
cals that veer from playfully Lolita- 
ish to gutsy screaming. Fans of the 
generic may have a problem with 
this, but I wish there was more 
wacked-out stuff like this. (DD) 
(Twist Like This, PO Box 540995, 




PARIS AT 2 A.M. - "6-4 Mea- 
sures in the 4-4 Loop" EP 

The look of this EP and the 
band's name had me thinking that 
this was going to be really indie- 
rockin' emo. In fact these Green 
Bay folks (could they be F.O.N, 
[friends of n0rb]?) play some up- 
tempo melodic hardcore, that 
clangs around enough to keep it 
from getting pretty. There are some 
emo-ish elements, but they don't 

stop and wallow in it but always keep moving on, maybe a more 

straight-through CURRENT. (TH) 

($3: Fish Girl, 128 Hudson St., Green Bay, WI 54303-1946) 



PERSUADERS - "Van Ride" EP 

Now this is the stuff I like. 
Turn those guitars the fuck up and 
rock. From New Orleans and fea- 
turing King Louie of the 
ROYAL PENDLETONS, they've 
got the bluesy garage rock thing 
down so well that I just want to 
keep playing this over and over, 
drink a bunch of whiskey and start 
screaming my head off like the 
singer. Oh yeah. (CK) 
(Royal, 7, Rue Tholoze, 75018, Paris, FRANCE) 



PENIS FLYTRAP - "Tales of Terror" CD EP 

As Count Floyd used to say... "Ooooh! Sca-r-rey". And 
thatcan be the only thing one can say of that old horror-punk band 
from the '80s: 45 GRAVE. Unfortunately, the singer of said old 
band has a new project and is still milling the kitsch-horror- 
vampire thing. Hasn't even GLEN DANZIG given up on that 
shit! I suppose Ms. Cancer hasn't put herself in the fortunate 
position of" being able to crank out bad comic-book titles for a 
living and instead is doing this. I suppose one can appreciate it for 
its camp goth/horroroh-woe-is-me-because-I'm-a- vampire, yada, 
yada. More closer to the 45 GRAVE pre-"Party Time" but more 
doom/gloom affected, too. Funny (and unfortunate) I suppose. 
(JY) 

(Bloody Dagger, 7336 Santa Monica Blvd #705, W Hollywood, 
CA 90046) 




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THE PETTYFORDS 
"Mmmm... Pettyfords" EP 

Okay, I'm from Hawaii, and 
I know how hard it is to have a 
band, much less a punk scene on 
an isolated island. I really want to 
be as supportive as possible. But 
jeez, why do so many of the bands 
go out of their way to write totally 
vapid lyrics? Musically, it' s really 
catchy pop punk. Really tight and 
everything. But lyrically... 
"Dave's a Homo"? Come on! It's 15 years too late to jump on the 
DESCENDENTS ' bandwagon. .. There was a time when I thought 
the Hawaii music scene was as creative and challenging as any 
other in the states. But somehow, time stopped there and the rest 
of the world kept on spinning. (LH) 
(Wet Noodle, PO Box 235789, Honolulu, HI 96823) 



PINK KROSS - "Chopper Chix from VP Hell!" CD 

These She-Devils On Wheels growl more than other 
girlsville British garage bands. They bang out their rough and 
unruly rock without losing their taste for a sweet melody. It's 
strange, sometimes they sound like raw L7, and others like thee 
HEADCOATEES. (TJ) 

(Teen-CRecordingz,POBox 15107, Glasgow, Gl 1US, SCOT- 
LAND) 



THE PORK GUYS - "Four 
Lights" EP 

Four tracks of raw punk re- 
corded live at the Anthrax in Con- 
necticut, featuring the songs "Face 
the Facts (You're Not Black)" and 
"Fuck Christmas, Fuck You", two 
almost classics. Cool. (AM) 
(Self Starter Foundation, PO Box 
1776, Horsham, PA 19044) 



PRESSURE POINT/UNITED 
BLOOD - split EP 

Here's some rough-and- 
tumble street punk for you skins, 
punks, and boot-boys. PRES- 
SURE POINT delivers some of 
their very best material ! Mike and 
the band come out kicking with a 
fast and strong version of "Police 
On My Back" by the CLASH. 
Great! Next you have a real good 
original song "Boots n' Booze" 
with intelligent lyrics about a man' s personal convictions. PRES- 
SURE POINT has been a favourite up this way for a long time. 
Now they will be recognized by the entire United States oi/street 
punk population! UNITED BLOOD tear-it-up with their origi- 
nal "Crossfire" and then end the side with the novelty song 
"Drunk Last Night". This split offers some of Northern 
California's best local music. Buy it! (BR) 
(Coldfront, PO Box 8345, Berkeley, CA 94707) 





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THE PROCESS - "End Times" CD 

Punks and headbangers will unite over this one. Ukiah's 
the PROCESS strike out super fast with 17 metallic-guitar dam- 
aged, r'n'r/ hardcore rips like some metal-punk hybrid reminis- 
cent of the mid-late '80s. In the mindset of forefathers S.O.D, 
these American beasts sing about wanting to kill hippies (all 
right!), and bum out on chicks on the rag (like, whatever!). At 
their best, they kick out the jams like early-EXODUS with a 
HELLACOPTERS tilt akin to PORTRAIT OF POVERTY. Shit, 
there's no denying I've always been a sucker for heshers. This 
rocks, but things do fade slightly 3/4 the way through as they level 
out into a more melodic incline and the overlapping vocals wear 
a lil' thin. These boys like their "whoa-whoas", that's for sure. 
Nevertheless, this is a tough release with headbanger approval, 
way. (DL) 
(Industrial Strength, 2824 Regatta Blvd, Richmond, CA 94804) 



PRODUCT - "Dedication" EP 

OK on the front cover is the 
token action shot with one of the 
band members wearing an X 
Swatch. On the back cover is a 
picture of a bunch of pubescent 
kids dog-piling over the vocalist. 
Any guesses on what this sounds 
like? Hmm, maybe an Italian 
STRIFE? That would be my sum- 
mary. (RC) 
(Twilight, MBE 120 V. Delia 




Grada 4/E, 40122 Bologna, ITALY) 



PROTECT- "Proud Ones...I'll Keep on Standing Till I 
Die" CD 

All the East Coast, rebirth of '88-style wieners need to take 
some notes from these fellows. PROTECT has the style wired 
with a nice full sound, no slow downs and some harsh fuckin' 
vocals. The energy, full-throttle bass and drums and the harsh 
chugga chugga of the guitar will get even the most jaded straight- 
edge hardcore fan finger pointing and pig-piling. (TH) 
(Kohki Shinohara 52 1,2-17-2, Shinsayam-City , Saitama 350- 1 3, 
JAPAN) 



PUSSYCATS - "Playin' Dirty" LP 

Pressed on red vinyl, this all-girl trio spit out a loose, rude, 
angry bunch of originals (frequently having difficulty holding the 
drums and guitars in rhythm), and definitely take their cue from 
bands like LUNACHICKS. They're best represented by crazy 
punked-out anthems like "No TV" and "Fuckin' Bitch", mixed in 
with several covers, including a killer version of the WEIRDOS' 
"Helium Bar." (Their try at DEVO's "Mongoloid" was less ef- 
fective, but 999's "Nasty, Nasty" fares well.) For fans of a more 
cut-loose punk style. (SS) 
(Munster, Apdo. 18107-28080 Madrid, SPAIN) 





RADIATION NATION/ 
TOXIC DRUNKS - split EP 

TOXIC DRUNKS are a 
noisy little outfit out of Florida. 
Talk about raw - yowch! The sec- 
ond song is much reminiscent of 
THE FEEDERZ. The singer 
sounds like she's hemorrhaging 
or giving birth to a washer/dryer 
set or something. I mean that in a 
good way, it's intense. However, 
doyourselfafavoranddon'tpeek ' 
at the lyric sheet. RADIATION NATION sounds like the same 
band and, in fact, all of these songs sound pretty damn simillar. 
Nonetheless, an enjoyable racket.(JN) 
(no address) 



THE RANDUMBS - "Back 
From Sonoma" EP 

Good God this band fuckin' 
kicks so much ass ! Simple, snotty, 
catchy, and punk as fuck, it doesn' t 
get any better than the four songs 
here. These guys mix equal parts 
G.G. ALLIN, old QUEERS, AN- 
GRY SAMOANS, add a dash of 
hardcore and manage to churn out 
the best release by a Bay Area, or 
American punk band, in quite some 
time. Love the cover art too, which features MRR's own Bruce 
"who loves ya baby" Roehrs. Rock on fellas, this Bud's for you. 
(RM) 
(TKO, 4104 24th St #103, San Francisco, CA 941 14) 



THE RANKS - "Beach Towel 
Twist" EP 

Three basic (and trebly) surf 
instros (of the sort that weren't 
getting reviewed around here for 
a while, but don't ask me). The 
drummer pushes things along at 
a nice clip on the B side making 
for more energetic than currently 
average instros, although things 
threaten to get ragged at a few 
moments (I know all about these 
amped-up drummers, let me tell 
you). (DD) 
(Daddy-O, PO Box 6328, Beaverton, OR 97007) 



REDHEADED STEPCHILDREN/THE INFECTED - split 
EP 

Do you snowboard? Skateboard? 20 years old or younger? 
Like NOFX? If you answered "yes" to all these questions, this is 
your dream record (if only one "yes," it could be your next 
favorite record, I don't know, I don't know you.) REDHEADED 
STEPCHILDREN are very catchy, my toe is tapping now 
without control. The INFECTED are rougher, yet still fit into the 
before mentioned style of music, "good time", mid-tempo punk. 
(TJ) 
($3: Eugene, 215 W Vista DrLexington, KY 40503) 





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REMISSION - "Temporary Ser- 
vice = Temporary Slavery" EP 

Fuck, these guys can't seem 
to do wrong by me. I'm not sure 
why more people haven't picked 
up on them - they've got a ton of 
releases, and it's all high-test fast 
hardcore. We're talking top notch, 
innovative shit. Political lyrics that 
aren't stupid or simplistic. Hell - 
they even cover a CRUCIFUCKS 
song this time around. Get on it! 
Get the old stuff too! (TM) 

(Denied A Custom, c/o Yoshiyuki Takahashi, 3-5-12-106 
Hashigadai, Narita-SHI, Chiba 286-0037, JAPAN) 



THE RETARD BEATERS - "Pulling Jive" EP 

Ha! Somebody spit a loogie into the face of blind justice and 
impartiality when they handed this seven inch to me/or review! 
Whatta scam ! I've been waking up every morning to a janky tape 
version of this record for a month! Anyhow, this disk shines more 
brightly than all the rings on Liz Taylor's fingers. Mostly mid- 
tempo and melodic. The bass is turned up way too loud, but that's 
alright. Aaron Cometbus's signature drumming style appears 
here, along with some cool graphics by him, Cindy Ovenrack, and 
others. Cindy's vocals are tuneless, but charming. Great lyrics 
about Russian politics, local politics, gangs, and booze. There's 
only about 300 records available for you, ever- no second 
pressing, and you gotta order direct from Var, so get the lead out 
or cry to your mama when you can't find one a couple of months 
from now. (JN) 
(No Idea, PO Box 14636, Gainesville, FL 32604-4636) 



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ROHT - "Mfg. Dissent" CD 

Simple cover graphics, earnest liner notes, and a photo 
depicting various dust-bowl types desperately brandishing the 
American flag... it's not often that I hear bands with a social 
conscience, but that's what ROHT appear to be. Musically 
they're rougher and snottier than I woulda thought, kind of like 
the CRUCIFUCKS on fewer drugs. Introspective lyrics, 
midtempo music, and some twisted vocal stylings. (JH) 
(Trocar, 5207 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105) 



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ROOM 41 -"Shake/Lucy's Sad" 

Japan's ROOM 41 dive into 
a two-song shake-a-thon of the 
most hips-friendly variety. Hon- 
ing in on the spirit of American 
r' n ' r and wrenchin' it with a kami- 
kaze twist. Room 41 make this 
humble offering a sure-fire hot 
pink snatch for all you backdoor 
fans of THE DIRTYS & snot- 
nosed groupies of THE 
STITCHES. What the fuck do you 
have to lose, anyway? (DL) 
(Empty, PO Box 12034, Seattle, Washington 98102) 



ROTTEN SOUND- "Psychotic Veterinarian" EP 

I believe this is the vinyl version of their mini-CD from 3 
or 4 years ago. If you haven' t heard Finland' s ROTTEN SOUND, 
you're gonna shit if you like hyper-speed grindcore. Really well- 
written songs with varying vocal styles and 1000 mph. drum 
beats. Great shit, even if it is the second time around. (MW) 
(SOA, c/o Paolo Petralia, via Oderisi da Gubbio 67/69, 00146 
Roma, ITALY) 



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RETRIBUTION - "Broken" EP 

Let's make this as simple as 
possible, shall we? This is killer 
hardcore from Kentucky that 
sounds a lot like INFEST. And 
these guys are pissed. Listen up, 
"Anarchy through spare change. 
What a bunch of shit. How long 
will it take for you to get a clue. 
With bastards like this I've got no 
choice. Only one thing left to do. 
Clear the deck. Save the scene." 

Hey guys, just wait till you come to the Bay Area and some 

sidewalk crusty tells you that he will "let you spit on him for a 

quarter". (RC) 

($3: Passive Fist, PO Box 9313, Savannah, GA 31412) 



RIDICULUM - "... for President" EP 

Snotty fast paced halfway anti-social political punk rock 
with a sense of humor. Sort of reminds me of a weird cross 
between early MDC and the SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN. Hands 
down a clear-cut winner. So go steal money from mommy's 
purse, and mail it to... (JF) 
($3: Noxious Release, 6 Glen Rd, New Fairfield, CT 06812) 



ROYAL PENDLETONS - "Oh Yeah, Baby" LP 

Live, these guys are one of the great extant frat bands. This, 
their first full-length rocks and stomps and has some great songs 
(originals as well as well-chosen covers), but sounds a little thin 
(despite Alex Chilton co-production) in places which is a shame, 
because this should have been a solid A+ piece of work. None- 
theless, there's plenty of prime cut stuff in which to sink one's 
choppers here. (DD) 
(Sympathy for the Record Industry) 



RUIN BOIS - "Sempre en Galiza" CD 

Well, the song writing and music on this 13-song CD is 
good. Catchy, traditional oi which treads somewhere between 
the LAST RESORT and COCKNEY REJECTS. But the vocals! 
Oh god! This is the worst singer for an oi band I've ever had to 
listen to. He tries to sound all powerful and snotty and shit but 
comes off sounding whiny and pathetic. Find a new singer and 
get back to me. (RM) 
(Pure Impact) 



THE SATELLITERS - "Shake, Shake, Shake" EP 

This is what the MAKERS used to sound like before they 
sold out, raunchy guitars, Jagger vocals, basic two-chord riffs 
that go to the center of your brain. Only one thing, why do 
the SATELLITERS wear masks on the cover? Are they too ugly 
to be seen, or is this some all star project to be kept secret? (EC) 
(Dionysus, PO Box 1975, Burbank, CA 91507) 




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SCARPER - "Not as Punk as 
You" EP 

Nope, you're not. And I'm 
not really that punk, so where does 
that leave y a? Two tracks filled with 
riffs that had me digging thru my 
record collection trying to figure 
out where I've heard 'em before. 
Kinda FASTBACKS-y sounding 
with female vocals (I think they're 
female), but not quite infectious. 
They also threw in two ska-influ- 
enced songs I won't bother to comment on because, well, they're 
ska songs. A reminder to the band and label: If you're from a small 
or not well known foreign city, please indicate somewhere on your 
packaging your country of origin. I had to spend time to research 
that and my time is valuable, fucko. (DP) 
(Resolve, Fat 3, Westbourne House, 101 Westbourne Avenue, 
Hull, HU5 3HT, AUSTRALIA) 



LA SECTA - "Blue Tales of a Wild Weekend by the Fuzz 
Godz" CD 

This CD comes with the zine No Action #2, so check that 
review for further info. LA SECTA is a Spanish, metallic band 
that listens to a lot of the STOOGES. (CK) 
(No Action!, Apdo. 52, 08830 Sant Boi, SPAIN) 

SECTION 5 - "They Think it's All Over.. Is it, Fuck?" CD 

Avoid questions like the above at all costs when your band 
releases its reunion CD. SECTION 5 were an English oi outfit 
active in the early/mid-' 80-s, and in the intervening years have 
traded the Doc Martens for puffy white athletic shoes (the unform 
of the working class in America, that's for sure ). Fourteen tracks 
of mid-tempo oi/street-punk, sticking to the established sound off 
their earlier LPs - kinda cleanly produced for my tastes, profes- 
sional even. Lyrically there are digs at junkies, council estate 
residents, the ruling elite, and the uncaring world at large. I'm not 
sure how these dudes/blokes fit into the current World of Oi, but 
there seem to be plenty of up-an-coming bands picking up where 
they dropped the ball. (JH) 
(Pure Impact, no address) 

SELF DESTRUCT - "Rock Bottom" CD 

Time and time again, people refer the compact disc format 
as the '90s version of demo tapes, and this is why. Their music 
isn't bad. Fast, angry hardcore played by boys, but there was very 
little effort put into this. A record that looks like no effort was put 
into it, is usually passed over, and usually for good reason. Imean, 
if you don' t have enough interest in your own band' s self released 
CD, who is going to? Hopefully they're selling this for costs, and 
hopefully they'll at least break even, and hopefully they find a 
label that'll want to put out their music and that will have more 
interest in them than they do in themselves. (PB) 
(1872 Leonard Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89108) 



7207REDENCION 9-11- split CD 

720° from Argentina has got a solid style that mixes straight 
hardcore with some thumping metal beats. At times it has almost 
a slower NYHC style. REDENCION 9-1 1 from Chile is quite 
similar in style, with a little more sxe hardcore influence. I 
actually liked them better. This isn't essential, but if your into 
hardcore from far away lands then write to... (RC) 
($10US: Actitud Mental Positiva, PO Box 3893, Correo Central 
1000, ARGENTINA) 




SHORT MILLIE - "Foe Of Someone Else" CD 

SHORT MILLIE plays the LESS THAN JAKE-style of 
Skacore, which is different from the OPERATION IVY or 
SKANKIN' PICKLE versions. You'd know if you had to listen 
to as much of this stuff as I do. Of course, if this doesn't make 
sense to you, you probably stopped reading at the word ska. (JF) 
(Whitehouse, 830 Baylor Wissman Rd, Lanesville, IN 47136) 



SHYSTER - "February" CD 

Best thing I have reviewed this month. Punkcore in the 
IAWBOX, SAMIAM and JAWBREAKER vein. Progressive 
songs in that catchy pop punk vein, with sort of gloomy over- 
tones. The lyrics are introspective but avoid cliches. Singer has 
a muted voice that sound like it is funneled through a garbage can, 
but that could be the production. Still it works real well. Seven 
tracks total, all of them good. Scary Kozik artwork on the cover 
that looks like a post- apocalypse Charlie Brown. Well worth 
having. (CW) 
(Man's Ruin) 



SIREN - "Becoming Wheels" CD 

I thought this came out a couple of years ago, but I guess 
maybe this is the first CD release. Anyway, this recording 
captures SIREN in a more raw, aggressive mood than the handful 
of times I saw them a few years back. This is kinda like a more 
pumped, HC version of early YOUTH BRIGADE. At times it 
really moves. In its best moments, it is anthemic and thought- 
provoking, in its worst, self righteous and repetitive. Overall, it 
is more the former, though. And at least you don't have to watch 
Brian Zero's slightly- overdramatic theatrics while listening to 
this. I'd recommend it. (BG) 
(Cool Guy, 10140 Gard Ave, Santa Fe Springs, CA, 90670) 



SLAB - "Reflect" CD 

Not really too much to tell about this one. You have heard 
it all before on your favorite Fat or Epitaph records. They offer 
no new spin on things or personality in these songs. Just more 
boring pop punk. (BG) 
(Onset, PO Box 1918, Garden Green, CA 92842) 



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SLIGHT SLAPPERS - "Very 
Best of... " 2" 

Fuck this record kicks amaz- 
ing ass!! I never knew that 
SLIGHT SLAPPERS were such 
amazing and well-connected mu- 
sicians. Really, once you get this 
2" slab of beauty playing you'll 
hear 12 songs of some of the most 
brilliant blurrcore ever produced. 
In addition this record has guest 
appearances by members of: HIS 
HERO IS GONE, DYSTOPIA, 
CODE 1 3 and even GISM. Hands down, this is the best piece of 
vinyl that I've ever reviewed. The only thing is, I believe it is 
limited, so you better hunt it out, because this is even better than 
sex' (JF) 
(Slap A Ham, PO Box 420843, San Francisco, CA 94142-0843) 



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SLIGHT SLAPPERS - "Very Best of..." 2" 

Holy shit! Finally a "Best Of..." of this seminal Japanese 
hardcore godhead! ! ! ! Although I'm a little disappointed that this 
wasn't a double 2". (PB) 
(Slap A Ham, PO Box 420843, San Francisco, CA 94142) 






SOCIAL INFESTATION - "Redemption is Only Skin Deep... 
"CD 

These guys played the Prank Fest a couple of months ago. 
In all honesty, I wasn't really paying attention when they played, 
and now I wish I did, because this CD rips! This is a mix of dark 
crushing grind and vicious blast beats. The vocals are a pained 
mix of screeches and howls. Their take on a lyric sheet is quite 
interesting. They have songs explanations instead of lyrics. If you 
want the lyrics you have to write to the band. The say the reason 
they do this is because some of their lyrics change. And, they feel 
that "if the listener has the reason why the song was written he/ 
she may be forced to listen harder and hopefully gather more from 
the music." Excellent! (RC) 
(Goatlord, PO Box 14230, Atlanta, GA 30324-1230) 



THE SONICS - "The Witch/Keep a-Knockin'" 

how the fuck am I supposed to review this?????? This 

single is a part of the reissue Norton juke box series, and there's 
like six SONICS cuts in all, and I noticed that the singles are 
scattered to a bunch of different reviewers this month, so that 
means mine will sit smugly in the middle of a slew of SONICS 

reviews whatever.... but I do gotta say this, about six or seven 

years ago, I talked a bunch of bad shit about Norton Records, but 

I want to take it back most of the time I don't know what the 

fuck I'm talkirtg about, that's why I review records, just like most 
of the people who write for this magazine don't know what 

they're talking about but now that I am older and just a little 

wiser, I realize all the good work that Norton has done over the 
years in reissuing and documenting some of the greatest old rock 
and roll ever.... (SW) 
(Norton, Box 646, Cooper Station, New York, NY 10276) 



SONICS - "Boss Hoss/The Hustler" 

Convince your local old-man bar to slip this into the 
jukebox, right between PETULA CLARK and BRASIL '66,and 
watch the fun. Hilarity ensues... "Boss Hoss" is a hormonally- 
charged love song from one teenager to his set of wheels. 
"Believe me buddy, I'm no fool/I got the money workin' after 
school" - they'll spend many happy nights together before he 
takes one turn too fast and wraps it around a telephone pole, just 
watch. "The Hustler" is a rollin' number about a sleazy malcon- 
tent who loves 'em and leaves 'em - in that order. Along with 
LINK WRAY, the SONICS are a band that anyone who likes 
honest rock'n'roll - from middle-aged moms to surly teen punks 
- will dig. (JH) 
(Norton, Box 646, Cooper Station, New York, NY 10276) 



THE SONICS - "Strychnine/Shot Down" 

One of nine singles in Norton Record's "Juke Box Series," 
I can only assume this is already in your collection. It's classic 
'60s garage trash, beautifully mastered, and full of that distorted 
power that characterizes the SONICS (who some argue were the 
greatest American band in the genre) at their best. Obviously, this 
is mandatory, but an even better strategy is to see if you can find 
copies of their excellent LPs on reissue. (SS) 
(Norton, Box 646, Cooper Station, New York, NY 10376) 



SONICS - "Cinderella/He's Waiting" 

A generic boring garage blues-rock single from this over- 
rated "classic" band in the early AEROSMITH vein. (RL) 
(Norton) 



SONICS - "Cinderella/He's Waiting" 

...aww, make fun of the SONICS? You've broken my 
fragile, anemic little heart (sniff !) I've never heard AEROSMITH 
except for "Walk This Way", so maybe the comparison is wasted 
on me... but "Cinderella" is one of the classics in the canon of 
Northwestern American rock'n'roll, frequently covered but never 
touched by any band who tried.. "He's Waiting" takes the '60s 
"put down" song to its ultimate length, namely "you're going to 
burn in hell 'cause you done me wrong", and has amazing riff that 
could sink a fleet of lesser rock'n'roll bands. Mind stated, 
mission accomplished. (JH) 
(Norton) 



SONICS - "Psycho/Have Love Will Travel" 

This is a re-issue of this very influential '60s garage band. 
This shit has a killer warm tone to it. It sounds great cranked up. 
These songs have summer time, barbeques and keg parties 
stamped all over them. Fans of good-time garage don't miss. 
(TG) 
(Norton, PO Box 646, Cooper Station, New York, NY 10276) 



SONNY VINCENT - "Electric 
KO Live in France" EP 

Yeah, yeah, yeah. . . this band 
is made up of some bon-a-fide 
geniuses of rock 'n roll music 
making (Scott Asheton of the 
STOOGES and Steve Baise of the 
DEVIL DOGS), and yeah, the 
sound quality isn't bad for a live 
recording.. .it'sjustliverecordings 
are hard for me to get into. Ah 
fuck, I guess I'm just whining _ 
'cause I wanna get my hands on some studio stuff by these guys. 
It stands well enough on its own without flaunting the "ex- 
members of. . ." tag. Two balls out songs coupled with two that are 
more on the slow/droning side. Fans of either of the above 
mentioned bands should not slouch on catching this. (IM) 
(Nest of Vipers, 60 rue des Greves, 35960 Vivier-sur-Mer, 
FRANCE) 





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SONNY VINCENT AND HIS RAT RACE CHOIR - "Pure 
Filth" 10" 

I reviewed one of his records, like, two months ago. This is 
the geriatric set - Cheetah Chrome, Captain Sensible, and 
Sonny Vincent of early NY outfit the TESTORS. It's real decent 
rock and roll, and at least these guys aren't trying to pull off a 
revival of something. I find it a bit unexciting, even with it's 
technical perfection and masterful musicianship. Nothing wrong 
with this, and no-one I want to offend here, so I'll be going now... 
(RY) 
(Safety Pin, PO Box 51241, 28080 Madrid, SPAIN) 



SOULQUAKE SYSTEM - "A Firm Statement" CD 

Horrible ass shit. It's got a little NYHC mixed with some 
FEAR FACTORY type shit, with lame-ass guitar solos and tough 
guy vocals. They thank a ton of great Swedish sXe bands, so the 
only good quality about this CD is to look at their thanks list and 
go buy those bands releases. Oh, and another lame quality is 
there's no addresses anywhere, just fucking e-mail addresses. 
How fucking punk. (MW) 
(Black Mark Productions) 



STEPSISTER - "Straight Up, No Chaser" CD 

The first band they thank on this CD is the LAUGHING 
HYENAS and that sums up this CD better than I could. The only 
thing that is missing is the throat piercing screaming of the 
HYENAS. Well, maybe you just need to drink more. (CK) 
(Red Hour, PO Box 44302, Cleveland, OH 44144) 



STREETWALKIN' CHEETAHS - "Cherry Bomb" EP 

Okay, another pointless version of the RUNAWAYS 
"Cherry Bomb" which has to be our generation's version of 
"Radar Love" (see a review from last issue, notice how I always 
tie shit together) even if Ms. Cherie Curry (who is/was(?) 
married to the guitar player from TOTO) herself does the lead 
vocals (she sorta sounds like WAYNE COUNTY here). Flip 
side has two tunes which sounds so close to the HUMPERS it's 
scary. Aggro-old-school punk at its finest, if one can forget about 
the A-side, that is. (JY) 
(Alive/Total Energy, PO Box 71 12, Burbank, CA 91510) 



SPECIAL DUTIES - "Distorted Truth" LP 

There's 21 songs on this LP. Old basic English punk from 
demos and records circa 1982. The singers name is Steve Arro- 
gant, and they had arecord called "Bullshit Crass". Somehow that 
song didn't make it to this LP. (MM) 

(Get Back, Piazza Maltoni 16, 50065 Pontassieve, Firenze, 
ITALY) 



SQUIRM - "Another Fine 
Mess...." EP 

Raw, energetic, snotty, ev- 
erything punk's about! But judg- 
ing by the chest hair and weapons, 
these cats are a bit older than youth- 
ful high schoolers. In this case, age 
brings some musical ability and 
song- writing skills, these are good 
things. If you're in Minnesota and 
want some men masked in paper 
bags toting rifles to hang out with 

you, set up SQUIRM's first show (according to this 7" it hasn't 

happened yet), so they can stop only playing with themselves. 

(TJ) 

(Squirm, PO Box 6880, St Paul, MN 55106) 



STEEL MINERS - "Ballin" LP 

Long Pittsburgh, PA trio, with a brand spanking new slab 
that to my ears sound like prime LAZY COWGIRLS crossed 
with classic 6T's garageland mania (is that a fuckin' FARFISA I 
hear in the distant background?). And the combo is truly blessed, 
blew away my past impressions of the band certainly and also 
plenty of big, big, gut-bustin' gee-tar turned up and played 
furiously. Seems to be a trend with bands combining the guitar 
power and grit of punk rock with the 'tude of yer DAVE 
AGULAR or somethin' and it be a good thing, the evidence is 
here. Rejoice. (JY) 
(Get Hip, PO Box 666, Canonsburg, PA 15317) 




THE STRYCHNINE BABIES - "Kill Society/Dead Love" 

Wow! These guys rock in a serious '77-style punk kind of 
way. Catchy, great dual vocals, lots of guitar and steady bass/ 
drum section. They liken themselves to the DEAD BOYS, and 
they're not that far off. The A-side in particular will have your 
head bouncing and your feet tapping. A rocker. (KK) 
(American Punk, 802 S Broadway, Baltimore, MD, 21231) 



STUNTMEN/DR 
BOB'S NIGHTMARE -splitEP 

Split of two bands from 
Philly. The STUNTMEN start 
things off on a somewhat eh... 
auspicious note with a pretty 
straight, competent but totally 
faithful version of the JAM's "All 
Over the World". The second tune 
by them then starts to sound more 
like a more-poppish BAD RELI- 
GION-ish tune, even though it would actually be a really good 
BR song if they did it. Good band, if not totally too original. DR 
BOB'S NIGHTMARE, though not too different, does more of 
an offensive goofball-old school-punk thing with your obliga- 
tory overdone background singing/yelling (about lunch money 
in this case). It's amusing, but you've heard this shit before. So 
in this case, the STUNTMEN win by one, because they are not 
afraid to flaunt their influences. (JY) 
(Thermoplastic, 44 1 1 Larchwood Ave, Philadelphia, PA 1 9 1 04) 










SUFFER - "Conform" EP 

The second, and unfortunately last, SUFFER EPhas all the 
power and fuck you of the first EP, but they've opened up their 
sound a bit to include some more time changes and even play 
around a bit with soft slowdowns. They succeed without getting 
wimpy. Overall, this is gritty, fast paced, and layered hardcore 
with super well-written political lyrics and a wonderful ode to 
masturbation thrown in, just so you don' t think they're always out 
there smashing the state. (TH) 
(Flat Earth, PO Box 169, Bradford, BD7 1YS, UK) 



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THUGS - "Katana" CD 

Freakish and crazed, this Japanese band wanks out some 
terrifying shit! There's some things I like about it, there are actual 
musical elements of garage and proto-stoner metal. There's also 
a lot of freak noise I can't deal with, though it's not BOREDOMS 
arty, it's not even SONIC YOUTH arty, it's just fucked up 
noisy ! On the fence, I'd have to say I like it, but who know's what 
I'll do with it after today. (RY) 

(Straight Up, KOWA bid 2F Minami-2Nishi-l Chuou-Ku 
Sapporo 060, JAPAN) 




SWITCHBLADE - "A Half a 
PackofMorleyV'EP 

This is an emo-sounding 
band from Sweden. A pretty good 
imitation of ANGEL HAIR, the 
new generic flavor of hardcore 
these days. At times there is some 
standard hardcore thrown in for 
good measure. This band would 
actually be a lot better if they tossed 
away the guitar playing dissonance 
and stayed to a consistent style. 

Even so, it is a decent release, seven songs and not one I objected 

to overwhelmingly. Decent release. (CW) 

(Trust No One, Helgalunden 5, 1 1 858 Stockholm, SWEDEN) 



TAANG! TV, VOLUME ONE - Video 

A surprisingly disappointing release with lots of videos that 
don't want to be music videos. You know, grainy imagery and 
footage of bands being themselves like walking around and 
setting up their equipment. Includes SLF, BULLET LA VOLT A, 
SSD, STRANGLEHOLD and so on. A mighty impressive roster, 
but only GANGREEN deliver a memorable good punk rock 
video. For completists only. (RL) 
(Taang!) 



3 WAY CUM - "The Last 
Cumshow?" EP 

I fuckin' suck at guessing 
the speed of these records. It wasn ' t 
until the second song with the drum 
solo thing that I realized that this 
EPisa33 1/3 and not 45 rpm! Not 
especially metal hardcore from 
SWEDEN. Musically, it reminds 
meoflate '80s West Coast hardcore 
like FINAL CONFLICT or espe- 
cially ATTITUDE ADJUST- 
MENT. Vocally, it's sort of the old Manic Ears' sound. Pretty 
good sounding production as well. (LH) 
(Elderberry, c/o Hakeskog/Karlsson, Hermansvagen 94 KV, 554 
53, Jonkoping, SWEDEN) 




THUMBS DOWN - "Going for Gold" CD 

I eat generic sXe HC up like a starving dog. But, I would 
like to think that Belgium could have something different to add 
to this late '80s sXe genre. THUMBS DOWN come complete 
with all the '80s parts; build ups, breakdowns and sing along 
chorus (done well, too.). (TJ) 
(Genet, PO Box 447, Gent 9000, BELGIUM) 



TOMORROW/STEAM PIG - 
split EP 

The best side of this split 
belongs to STEAM PIG. Hailing 
out of Ireland, these guys turn out 
some oi-to-your-head punk that's 
getting them compared to the likes 
of RANCID and SWINGING 
UTTERS. What a load of shit! 
These guys deserve better com- 
parisons, along the lines of 
UNITED BLOOD, WORKING 
STIFFS, or even DROPKICK MURPHYS. The other side is 
TOMORROW, who play a more hardcore-sounding brand of 
punk sung in Italian, though the band is from Japan(?). Sound 
weird? It is; it's cool, now pay the fucking money. (JV) 
($5: F.F.T., Asahi Plaza Umeda 1212, 4-11 Tsuruno-cho, Kita- 
ku 530-0014 Osaka, JAPAN) 



TUNNEL RATS/HELLSTOMPER - split EP 

Title: "Divided by History, United in Hatred". The cover: 
California map in gun sight. I guess these guys think there are no 
rednecks in California. We may be bogged down with smarmy 
emo-wiff-boys from time to time, but some of us appreciate your 
hairy, drunken, asshole rock and roll, because we ' ve got mud and 
beer and not a damn thing to do all day here, too. TUNNEL RATS' , 
"Beat You With Your Birkenstock" is the highlight track, scares 
me to think these boys live just a few miles from my mom! 
"Prison Tan" by HELLSTOMPER delivers the whoopass as 
well. (RY) 
(Woundup, PO Box 3695, Kansas City, KS 66103) 





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UNDEAD - "Til Death" CD 

I've always followed the UNDEAD, sometimes getting to 
a record way after the fact. I could' ve waited a little longer before 
hearing this one. Very crisp, clean, digital, airless, bloodless, 
sterile production. Rock isn't supposed to sound like this, like 
every instrument is suspended from a string at opposite ends of a 
stainless steel cafeteria. The songs are perfectly good, they just 
sound so, so... sucked dry. I'm gonna tape this thing onto a D60 
and toss it with my socks into the wash. Then we'll see. Oh, the 
guitar is way too wanky-metal. I don't think the wash is gonna 
change that. (RW) 

(Underworld, 10738 Millen, Montreal, Quebec, PQ H2C 2EG, 
CANADA) 



THE VANDALS/LONGFELLOW - split EP 

Damn, the second show I ever saw, like 15 years ago, was 
the VANDALS. I can't believe they are still kicking around. It 
sounds pretty damn alright, too. If they dropped the crazy guitar 
pyrotechnics they'd be better, though. One of these songs is 
"Sheena is a Punk Rocker", a good, if a bit on the rock side, cover. 
LONGFELLOW do some hyper pop admirably well. At least 
they put some heart and personality into it. If only the other half 
million pop punkers would learn from their example. This comp 
would fit nicely on an end of summer tape. (BG) 
(Kung Fu, PO Box 3061, Seal Beach, CA 90740) 



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THE VOLATILES/ 
THE MUSHUGANAS - split 45 

Good thing these folks 
tipped me off to the hidden grooves 
on this one. I might' ve missed the 
MUSHUGANAS' GG 

ALLIN cover that kicks ass over 
the mid-tempo bore of a regular 
track. The VOLATILES' have 
BUZZCOCKS features on their 
regular track and some poppy '77 
style on their hidden track. Cool 

concept with no hints on the package, in fact very minimal 

graphics. (HM) 

($3.50: Rocco Empire, 3415 W Drummond 1 W, Chicago, IL 

60647) 



WAILERS - "Live Wire/Dirty Robber" 

I could review this one without even listening to it, but I did 
anyway. I love this band, and it's nice to see these reissues so 
maybe people will realize the greatness of the WAILERS. A 
bunch of kids from Tacoma, WA who loved to listen to R&B music 
and then started playing it for their friends. They influenced 
the SONICS.the KINGSMEN and JIMMY HENDRIX. Do your- 
self a favor and pick up this single and the album reissue, too. 
You'll be so glad you did. (CK) 

(Norton Records, PO Box 646, Cooper Station, New York, 
NY 10276) 



WAILERS - "Hang Up/Bama Lama Bama Loo" 

Jeez, if ever arecord didn't need a review... I could read this 
Pacific Northwest band's history outta the book; just let me say 
that if you're tired of the current crop of '60s garage bands, you 
can get the fever back by dropping the needle on this 45 . It' s what 
rock 'n roll is all about. Primitive? State of the art back then, pal. 
(RW) 
(Norton, PO Box 646, Cooper Station, New York, NY, 10276) 



WAILERS - "Out of our Tree/You Weren't Using Your 
Head" 

Public spirit-minded Norton has, in addition to rereleasing 
Etiquette's classic SONICS and WAILERS LPs, put out a slew 
of 45s (big holes and all, for the jukes in your favorite dives). I 
don't know offhand if these are all the original couplings (what 
do you think I am, a record geek?) or if the flip-side (Rockin' 
Robin Roberts on vocals) is one of the bonus tracks on the "Out 
of Our Tree" LP reissue, but it's solid. "Out of Our Tree" is, of 
course, one of the all-time great stompers. (DD) 
(Norton, Box 646, Cooper Station, New York, NY 10276) 



WAILERS - "The Fabulous Wailers at the Castle" LP 

Re-ish of classic Northwestern fare circa 1963 or so. With 
extensive liner notes courtesy of Billy Miller. The WAILERS were 
one of the mainstays of the Northwestern era, even if they 
weren't quite as punk rock as the SONICS, these guys did the 
songs first that the SONICS would later do. Still, this is a record 
of mostly instrumentally-based R&B tunes, pretty swanky and 
soulful and definitely not punk rock or even garage, but still 
pretty damn good. A few songs do appear here, mostly again in 
a R&B vein, including the version of "Louie Louie" cut by the 
WAILERS and Rockin' Robin, which is historically credited as 
the version that got the ball rolling. Still, not a essential record 
from that era but good for those quiet cocktail moments... (JY). 
(Norton Records, Box 646, Cooper Station, New York, New 
York 10276) 



WAILERS/SONICS - split 45 

Quick and easy-what you got here is a great little 45 for the 
jukebox you wish you had. Both bands beat out boss versions of 
"Louie, Louie". Since the Sonics were born of the WAILERS, 
it's kinda cool hearing the difference a few years can make. The 
WAILERS version is more of a strolling song, while the 
SONICS come through with their trademark almost outta con- 
trol style. (IM) 
(Norton, PO Box 646 Cooper Sta, NY, NY 10276) 



WITCHBERRY WILD - "Brown Sauce" LP 

I do not know what to make of this one. The singer sounds 
like across between Handsome Dick Manitoba and Scott Drake, 
which is an ideal combination in my opinion, though he' s singing 
in an accent I don't recognize, possibly Swedish. The music is 
sort of surf, but the guitarist couldn't find a reverb so he got 
distortion instead. Overall, something I would enjoy listening to 
a few times. (CK) 
(no address) 




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-"Party of Four" EP 

Two fantasizing members 
of YSCB duel it out as they try to 
out do each other professing their 
love to celebrity sex objects. Ted 
likes Jennifer Love Hewitt and 
Alyssa Milano, while John pre- 
fers Scully and Neve. Ain't that 
sweet? Both of these lovesick kids 

I wrote cute little lyrics about their 
fornication fantasies. If you ' 
haven't been grossed out enough, YSCB put these songs to 
QUEERS-style pop punk. It's a sure hit with the weekend 
suburbanite kiddie punks. (HM) 
(Slap Happy, PO Box 249, Byron, CA 95414) 
YOUNG GINNS - "Discography" CD 
Strange what a bit of time will do. When I got the 
YOUNG GINNS EP on Gravity several years back, I was pretty 
disappointed, expecting it to have more NATION OF ULYSSES 
elements (there's an ex-member) and some of the then-trademark 
Gravity frenzy. I'm still not all that hot on it, but now I hear an 
underlying hectic quality that is really appealing to me, and if you 
were trying to sell this CD, you could say it has an early SST 
records quality. I think things are a bit too held-back for me to say 
that, however. Cool VOID cover. (TH) 
(Honey Bear, PO Box 460346, San Francisco, CA 94146) 



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V/A - "Hard Core Ball" CD 

Damn, I'm scoring this month. First that awesome REMIS- 
SION EP, then this. Great sampler, which seems to be a rare 
combination. Quality almost uninterrupted - some of the best 
Japanese hardcore bands happening at the moment. Which 
would be to say, some of the best hardcore happening anywhere 
at the moment! Partial line-up: NUMB, ESIP, HALF LIFE, 
JOHN HOLMEZ, PROTECT (!!!!), STRENGTH, SLANG, 
FACE OF CHANGE and more. Good luck tracking this one 
down... (TM) 

(Straight Up, Kowa Bldg 2F, Minami-2, Nishi-1, Chuou-Ku 
Sapporo, 060 JAPAN) 



V/A - "Es Chaos is die Botschaft!" LP 

This comp claims to be the best and worst of Austrian 
punk's first generation (1978-'84), and since I didn't know shit 
about it, I checked out some records in the MRR library. Both 
CHUZPE's rickety tunes kick butt over their 2nd 7". POBEL's 
beginner punk is riddled with Austrian obscenities. 
KLEENEX ACTIV and RONNIE URINI rip off "Police on My 
Back" and "Rock and Roll High School" respectively. There are 
two well representative tracks of SCHUND's screeching female 
vocal sound. BOSLINGE sing, talk and yell with varied enthu- 
siasm on "ScheiB Kibarei" (fuck off cops). STD's early 7 
SECONDS-ish "Konflict" rocks, but you get gypped off with 
EXTREM's"HouseoftheRisingSun"andthe DEAD MITELS' 
tunes. CHAOS has a cool new wave hit. RATS' SEX PISTOLS- 
like tracks are decent, and DIRT SHIT's flangey guitar kicks ass 
with their hit "Discoscheisser" (roughly translates to "disco 
shit"). Neat lesson on Austrian punks' infancy. (HM) 
(Luziprak, Hermann Bahr-Str. 20, 1210 Vienna, AUSTRIA) 



V/A - "Bombenbeilage" CD 

This sampler comes with #23 of Plastic Bomb zine and 
represents the output of the labels Vitaminpillen, Bad Taste and 
Rabauz Records. Those labels can be hit or miss, and this is 
demonstrated ably here. There's plenty of typical Euro-bands- 
imitating-popular- Yanks on here, but there's some good stuff too 
- BAMBIX, RAGGITY ANNE, BREZHNEV and THE AN- 
NOYED, to name the ones that stood out to me. (AM) 
(Plastic Bomb, see zine reviews for address) 



V/A - "Cashing in on Christmas" CD 

Ho ! Fucking, Ho ! X-Mas in July (or August, I guess) ! ! This 
offer is being made in time for all your X-Mas shopping needs! 
12, count 'em 12 bands from both sides of the pond singing all 
your favorite punk/X-Mas hits ! ! Bands like... DEAD END CRUIS- 
ERS... WRETCHED ONES... TIMEBOMB... LOWER CLASS 
BRATS... and many, many, more! ! ! If you order today, you get 
a CD insert, a plastic display case, and a special porno video shot 
with all the bands over a long weekend (video offer not available 
where YOU live)!!! So order now!! Operators are standing by! 
(JB) 

(Black Hole, 1 2 W Willow Grove Ave Box 1 30, Philadephia, PA 
19118) 



V/A - "Oh Canaduh! 2" LP 

Shit, I don't know enough about Canadian punk to really 
give this tribute record an adequate review. Really this LP of 
mostly Canadian bands covering Canadian bands is out of my 
knowledge range. I do know though, that I really enjoyed this LP. 
Especially the tacks by SERVOTRON and HUEVO RANCHE- 
ROS, covering the UJRKS "Locator" and YOUNG CANADI- 
ANS "Hawaii" respectively . Really, there are 1 8 songs on this LP 
and I enjoyed them all, and that's all I can say. (JF) 
(Lance Rock, 1223 College Dr, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5Z5, 
CANADA) 



V/A - "Punks, Skins, and Herberts Vol 4" LP 

This Helen of Oi! Comp includes four bands - BRASS 
TACKS (of WI), ON FILE (of Scotland), BEERGUT 100 (of 
Scotland), and the MFC (of PA). While this is a better comp than 
the last H.O.O. comp that I reviewed, certainly better from a 
production standpoint, this still isn't anything to write home 
about. If you live in an area where you go to see these bands, you 
probably feel different about these bands, as you should. How- 
ever, I ask you this: What the hell does a band from York, PA 
know about the "inner-city"? Maybe they should change the 
song to "suburban rampage" in the light of the only publicity that 
has come from that burg? Anyway, lyric sheets would clear-up 
a lot of this mess. (JB) 

(Helen of Oi!, 35 Becton Lane, Barton-On-Sea, New Milton, 
Hampshire, BH25 7AB, UK) 





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V/A - "Put Some Pussy in Your Punk" CD 

Every group on this sixteen-band compilation features the 
talents of the female vocalists, and you gotta appreciate where the 
label is coming from with the concept for this one. Okay, I think 
some of the bands suck, but that happens with every comp and 
personal taste is what separates us from one another. Thank god. 
I dug BALLGAGGER, the HEROINES and good 'ol 
NAKED AGGRESSION, but each of the bands does their varsity 
best and you can fill out your own report card after you buy one, 
right? The domination theme that runs throughout is sure to jump 
start a few conversations anyway. (RW) 
(On The Rag, PO Box 251, Norco, CA, 91760-0251) 



V/A - "Swamp Surfing in Memphis" CD 

A reissue of an LP from 1986 featuring some great Mem- 
phis bands: the HELLCATS, PANTHER BURNS, PARADOXI- 
CAL BABEL, ODD JOBS and SHE WOLF. Two songs by each 
in a blues garage rock style. Dirty and sweat-drenched. Just what 
I expect, and want, from that city. (CK) 
(Au Go Go, GPO Box 542d, Melbourne, Vic 3001, AUSTRA- 
LIA) 



V/A - "Shit Like a Champion Today" CD 

Compilation from the South Bend, Indiana area encom- 
passing many styles of music from kinda political-sounding 
hardcore, to ska, to sloppy, drunk punk. ANGRY NOISE has this 
distorto-thang going where it sounds like all their strings are loose 
and snotty vocals. I like 'em. Then this one band, DEADBEATS, 
even wrote a song about me. It's called "Everyone's Having Sex 
But Me". I also liked the NINJA's "HasegawaMust Die". By far 
the best, tho, are the old-school bonus tracks, even tho the sound 
quality is way shinier. MY 3 THUMBS do a song called "Ass", 
a sloppy little ditty trying to set a record for the number of times 
they could say, the word "ass" in one song. Not quite on the GG 
ALLIN level, but good potty humor nonetheless. (DP) 
(Plinko Productions, 1001 E Wayne St, South Bend, IN 46617) 



V/A - "Right to Assemble - Vol- 
ume One" EP 

This is one of the greatest 
regional compilations I've heard 
in a long fuckin' time. Six bands 
from New Brunswick, New Jer- 
sey, all great at what they do, all of 
which sound totally unique from 
each other. The DEGENERICS 
play snotty F.Y.P punk with a 
danceable GORILLA BISCUITS- 
esque beat. STORMSHADOW 
sound sorta like Orange County's DIVISIA, and the lyrics for 
their song are taken from the Bill Sheild books "The Southeast 
Asian Book of the Dead" & "Human Shrapnel". Excellent. 
HEIDNIK STEW are tough and beefy street punk and F ANSHEN 
are a fast and screaming blur of hardcore noise. TRY.FAIL.TRY 
sound alot like Georgia' s QUADILIACHA; great catchy hardcore, 
lots of tempo changes and hooks, and excellent lyrics. But my 
absolute favorite track on this EP is WORTHLESS' "Something 
For Everyone". Great youthful posi-core poppy melodic punk, 
like 7 SECONDS were prior to their years of U2 emulation. 
Informative stuff about how to put together your own 7" and 
lyrics and contact info too! This is a great effort and hopefully will 
inspire someone else down the line to do something like this for 
their hometown. (PB) 
(Right To Assemble, PO Box 68, Jamesburg, NJ 0883 1) 




V/A - "Teenage Shutdown - Jump, Jive, & Harmonize" LP 

History comes alive for garage punks everywhere with top 
of the line hotrockin' quality to pointy boot. Excavated from the 
mid-sixties strictly to make your crotch sweat like a teenage 
primate. This collection will make you wanna put on your hot 
pants and let THEE MIDNITERS,THE INCROWD, COBRAS, 
JIMMY STOKELY & THE EXILES, LOS SHAINS, & THE 
SHANDELLS stroke you. Recommended x-mas gift for that 
special untamed man/ or woman in your life. (DL) 
(CRYPT) 



V/A - "Teenage Shutdown - I'm a No-Count" LP 

The fourth in the newest series of absolute unknown garage 
rockers from the '60s. Mr. Tim Warren, who brought into the 
world the Back From the Grave series, is back again... and watch 
out! This album features "19 Top Teen Punk Stomp Classics," 
which sums up the content of this record pretty succinctly. Raw 
and savage and just downright great songs. Complete with good 
liner notes on the bands & songs, color, reproduciton of the 
original record labels, and most important, great sound quality- 
this series, not just any individual record, is essential for fans of 
the outta control '60s punk sound. (IM) 
(Crypt) 



V/A - "Teenage Shutdown - Things Been Bad" LP 

I am special, so I got to hear all five initial volumes of this 
new series before I came up the hill to do my reviews and I had 
this one picked out as my fave of the bunch. Cool, here it is. The 
sound and selection promised in the liners really delivers; this 
record is all totally (to me) unknown garage pound of the highest 
caliber. The series as a whole seems to concentrate on intense 
moodiness as an overall vibe, and this one could and should have 
parents scheduling brain-salves for junior following overexpo- 
sure. Teen shit these days always offers up immunity to reality as 
a cure for personal shortcomings... these bands wallowed in their 
shit in the best way possible. An absolute must for anyone into 
punk. (RW) 
(Crypt) 




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V/A - "Teenage Shutdown - You Treated Me Bad" LP 

In those murky years before the Nixon presidency and the 
first run of "Room 222", scores of frustrated young boys gathered 
together in neighborhood wood-sheds to write tender, stirring 
songs of love, love lost, and their hopes and fears (mostly fears) 
- a million-and-a-half teen garage singles were recorded in the 
space of six weeks, which has kept Greg Shaw and his ilk in beetle 
boats ever since the first "Nuggets" hit the shelf at the local K- 
Mart. People are still trying to sort of what happened, leading to 
this current (and ptetty bitchin') series. Containing numbers from 
the GREMLINS, the PLAGUES, the SOUND EXTRACTION, 
the POSSUMS, the MORTICIANS, MYSTERY MEN, and 
many others. It's right up there with the best of the "Back From 
the Grave" series that launched Crypt, and features more boy- 
screams crammed into one space than John Wayne Gacy's 
rumpus room... dig in, gorehounds. (JH) 
(Crypt) 



V/A - "Their Sympathetic Majesties Request" 2xLP 

Sympathy. ..a decade of obscurity and obsolescence. ..is 10- 
years-old?? Aargh, that proves I' m old as dirt, because this double 
LP spanning 1989-1993 has me reeling back to a time when I 
spent many a boozy weekend at Raji ' s, Hollywood and witnessed 
many of these bands in the flesh. To start, the cover art is a fuckin' 
amazing painting by Mark Ryden. He can paint my porch any- 
time. Well-representing Sympathy ' s some 500 odd r' n 'r releases, 
this comp. does a good job with a long list of highlights: RON 
URINI, JONESTOWN, thee HEADCOATS, TRBNGR, 
ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT, the ZEROS, the DWARVES, 
PANTHER BURNS, Monsieur JEFFEREY EVANS, the 
HUMPERS, PENETRATION MOON. Oh, won't you lend a 
sympathetic ear? (DL) 
(Sympathy) 



V/A - "There's Something Rot- 
ten in Red Lion" EP 

Four Pennsylvania bands 
serve up their own brands of rau- 
cous thrash and raw-edged punk. 
The last band on the record is the 
one I like the best, ARMED CITI- 
ZENS, but they're all worth a lis- 
ten. The others are SCAM, 
HELLCATS and SQUIRE. (AM) 
*°$J ($3: Second Amendment, 342 West 
Jackson St, York, PA 17403) 



V/A - "Vault of Hardcore" EP 

This EP comes with Dirty 
#3. It features four bands that are 
definitely in the old-school HC vein. 
The only one that really stuck out to 
me was the DETRIMENTALS, 
whose song could be off of an old 
BLACK FLAG demo. Actually, 
the CRABWEBS song was pretty 
cool too, in a raw, aggro way. The 
other bands are GRUMP and 
the CRUDS. Not too shabby. (BG) 
(1286 Highgate Rd, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 2Y4, CANADA) 





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V/A - "We are a Happy Family?" LP 

Here's a new cool compilation of all the best French punk 
rock bands going right now. SPLASH 4, NO TALENTS and 
STEVIE & THE JERKS are probably familiar to Americans. 
I'm guessing most of the following bands are offshoots of the 
first three. TECKELS (oi, with the NO TALENTS boys!), 
BANG (pop), LOUD MUFFLERS ('50s rock), GODZILLA 
(HEADCOATS style) and LOS KOGARS (surf). Yeah, you 
need this one! (MM) 
(Blood Brother, BP 55, 92123 Montrouge, Cedex, FRANCE) 



V/A - "What Goes Up Must 
Come Down" EP 

Though their intentions are 
noble — to encourage punks to 
seek out, if not at least appreciate 
early rock 'n' roll — the result is 
as disastrous as the fiery plane 
crash which inspired this tribute 
to Ritchie Valens. Of the four songs 
here, the most horrible abomina- 
tion is the cover of "Summertime 
Biues," (which, by the Way, is a 
fucking EDDIE COCHRANE song, not RITCHIE VALENS!) 
completely bastardized as a ska song by a band who doesn't even 
deserved to get mentioned because of the disservice they've done 
to rock 'n' roll by covering this song. Ugh. My heart sinks. In 
addition to the above unmentioned band, this includes: TUP ACS, 
PLUG and the DORKS. Hey, if you wanna hear some real 
rockin' early rock 'n' roll, stay far away from this and go to the 
source. (IM) 
($3: Shoe Gazer, 8951 W Emerson, Des Plaines, IL 60016) 



V/A - "You Don't Have to be Tom Jones" CD 

A good pop punk comp (three tracks each) with the TANK 
(some formerly BROWN LOBSTER TANK), SMARTBOMB 
(ditto WELT), KID WITH MAN HEAD and MAN WITHOUT 
PLAN. Mostly exclusive tracks (thanks bio) and limited to 1000. 
A good release as well as a good bio. (RL) 
($5:, Coolidge, 157 Coolidge Terrace, Wyckoff, NJ 07481) 



V/A - "Youth Against Political Violence! The Real Hardcore 
Punk" CD 

24 songs from ten bands from all over the world. Yeah, 
there's a little bit of everything, Brazilian pop-punk from 
WHITE FROGS, the New York mosh metal of Argentina's 
LOQUERO and Chile's DONFAGO, and the ska-core of the 
U.S.'s STINKAHOLIC. Many of these bands suffer from too 
much wanking in one form or another. Tighten that shit up, and 
keep in mind songs over three minutes are dangerous territory! 
(TH) 

($ 10:Actitud Mental Positiva,C.C. 3893 Correro Central, 1000, 
Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA) 



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10 SURRY, BC BRIDGE VIEW 

11 KELOWNA.BC TBA 

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13 EDMONTON, ALB REBAR 

14 SASKATOON LOUIE'S PUB 

15 REGINA, TBA 

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20 MILWAUKEE, Wl TBA 

21 CHICAGO, IL METRO 

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22 MANKATO, MN EAGLES HALL 

23 LINCOLN, NB TBA 



24 DENVER, CO 

25 FT. COLLINS, CO 

26 BILLINGS. MT 

27 GRT FALLS, MT 

28 MISSOULA, MT 
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14 CHAPEL HILL, NC 

15 COLUMBIA, SC 

16 CHARLOTTE, NC 

17 KNOXVILLE.TN 

18 CHATTANOOGA.TN TBA 

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1884 ...FY. P. -Made in the USA 7" EP. Recess founder & pro 
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1348.. .CHOKING VICTIM-Crack RocH Steady 7" ep. 4 tonus 
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3132 BORIS THE SPRINKLER-LMtte Yellow Box B/W Why 
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ALTERNAR #2 / $2 ppd 

8 1 / 2 x 1 1 - copied - 22 pgs-Portu- 
guese 

This is a pretty straightforward inter- 
views and reviews type zine covering 
the street rock scenes. There's inter- 
views with Desmond Decker, Indefer- 
encia, Klasse Kriminale and band histo- 
ries of the 4-Skins and the Meteors. It's 
all in Portuguese, so I'm not really sure 
what exactly is going on with the ques- 
tions and what have you. Looks inter- 
esting if you speak the language. (RM) 
1364, 01059-970 / Sao Paulo, Brazil 

ANARCHY IS ENTERTAINMENT 

#3/3 stamps 

5 1/2x81/2- copied - 32 pgs 
Embarrassing! Hand drawn genital draw- 
ings, the politics of pogs and Chinese 
mysticism. Bad personal poetry, an in- 
terview with the Oi! Scouts (ouch), a 
"history" of ska (the two-tone years), 
etc, etc, ad nauseam. (AR) 
166 Spring St / Newton, NY 
07860 

ANTEBELLUM #6 / 64c ppd 
8 1/2x11 -copied- 24 pgs 
I thought this was going to be 
kind of crappy, but it's fairly 
interesting. What you get for 
yourtwo stamps is a long inter- 
view with Jorge from The Ca- 
sualties, a short piece on 
former Black Panther Ojore 
Lutalo who, like many of the 
Panthers, is serving time on 
bogus charges and a short rant 
about the U.S. backed war 
against the Zapatistas in Mex- 
ico. Has its moments. (RM) 
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wood, Ml 49512 

BOISE LIFE #3 / $1 or 3 stamps ppd 
5 1/2x71/4- copied - 44 pgs 
I am so glad I'm not in high school 
anymore. Written mostly by one per- 



son, with a few contributions, there's 
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Goad, stuff on the Misfits, essays and an 
interview with Six Finger Satellite. Mon- 
key jokes and other miscellaneous stuff. 
Trades ok. 

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CENSOR THIS INQUIRER #1 / $2 

ppd 

8 1/2x11 - offset - 56 pgs 
What does one say about a magazine that 
is trying so hard to be both offensive and 
funny? Censor This isn't very funny. The 
tabloid spoof idea doesn't mean that pic- 
tures of naked women with goats heads 
are funny. I don't mean that as a political 
statement; it's just not funny. Censor 
This is moronic and contains interviews 
with The Bar Feeders, All , Armed Citi- 
zens and Dead Lazlos Place. (SS) 
PO Box 431 2/Sunland, CA91 041 -431 2 

CHUMPIRE 99 

+ 101 / stamp 
11 x 14 - copied - 
1 page 

I have always liked 
one page zines be- 
cause they often 
tend to have a con- 
densed, informa- 
tive format. Re- 
member Radio 
Riot? How about 
Bullshit Monthly? 
Chumpire is an- 
otheronepageras 
good as the afore- 
mentioned. Greg 
cuts to the chase 
' in each of the is- 
sues. He's got just record and zine re- 
views. That's it. And in issue 99, he has a 
small bit of a traveling diary, which works 
perfectly. I am getting sick of the larger 
format zines which more and more tend 
to have useless photos and downloaded 




internet garbage to pad the issue up. 
Get this, and see what I mean. (CW) 
Greg Knowles / PO Box 680 / Con- 
neaut Lake, PA 16316-0680 

COMPLETE CONTROL #1 / $.55 

or stamps or trades 
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 - copied - 32 pgs 
"The true beauty of life on the go 
comes not from the unknown sites and 
virgin experiences and the thrill of what 
lurks around every corner, but more so 
to the inner questioning of yourself and 
the symptoms around you and how 
God-damned small you are in the thick 
of it all." Word, this zine is mainly 
personal writing on the feelings that 
gnaw, inspire and frustrate a person 
yearning to escape the gears of the 
soul-crushing corporate/society /work 
machine. Squatting, veganism, family 
problems and living without money are 
some of the topics touched on in a non 
posturing, honest and excellent first 
issue. (TT) 
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CONSPIRACY THEORY #2 / $1 

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8 1/2x51/2- copied - 36 pgs 
A straight edge zine that adores Jewell, 
and seems to have a crush on the star 
of Nickelodeon's "The secret world of 
Alex Mack". I'm not sure what to make 
of all this, mostly I think that I just don't 
get it. I'm sure that some of it's sup- 
posed to be a joke, but there doesn't 
seem to be any punch line. There's a 
couple of nearly runny cartoons, some 
stuff about vegetarianism and a few 
other pages of mildly amusing writing. 
Yawn. (JW) 

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14618-1141 

CONSTANT AGITATION #5 / $1 

or trade 

8 1/2x51/2- photocopied- 28pgs 

Catchy name for a photozine. It's cool 



to see someone doing a photozine. 
There aren't enough of them, especial- 
ly ones with really good photos. This 
has that kinda thrown together look 
that doesn't really help a photozine, but 
the pictures, the important part of the 
zine, all look pretty good-especially 
since this was photocopied. Photos of: 
Nadsat Nation, Mazinga, Gepetto Files, 
Groovie Ghoulies, Muffs and more. 
CIM) 

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DEVIATED PREVERT #1 / $2 ppd 

5 1/2x81/2- copied - 48 pgs 
A nice thick first issue. The editor is a 
real movie critic, with an extensive movie 
column and some pretty crazy stories 
about working in a movie rental joint. 
There's also an amusingly pathetic in- 
terview with the man behind Planet 
Pimp Records and a good review with 
Eric from The Oblivians. Throw in some 
record and show reviews, a healthy 
dose of opinion and some '50's clip art 
and there you have it. (TT) 
8033 Sunset Blvd #982 / Hollywood, 
CA 90046-2427 

DISPROPORTION #3 / $1 ppd 

8 1/2x11 - copied - 34 pgs 
This zine varies between negative, vio- 
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ical stuff, and it's hard to see where the 
two connect. The violent stuff is funny, 
and the other stuff is interesting, so 
eitherway, it's cool. There's also some 
reviews, an interview with Larry of the 
Rickets and a Unabomber tribute. (AM) 
272 Seneca St / Chittenango, NY 
13037 

DOGPRINT #1 1 / $4 ppd 
8 1/2x11- offset - 80 pgs 
Columns, band pictures, record, CD 
and zine reviews. Interviews with Chris 
from Spazz/Slap A Ham Records, 
Amber Inn, Refused, Three Studies for 
a Crucifixion. Well-written and thought- 
provoking. I'm not sure what else to 
say. (RL) 
PO Box 21 20 / Teaneck, NJ 07666 

DOLL #131 /$10 
11x8- offset - 148 pgs - Japanese 
In this issue Rancid makes the front 
cover with an in depth interview includ- 
ing great photos. There is also an in 
depth interview with the Specials in- 
cluding great photos. Beyond that, there 
are loads of band interviews and infor- 
mation with more cool photos. This zine 
is simply the best place to go for infor- 
mation on the current Japanese alter- 
native music scene. Finally the zine 
includes 40 pages of ads. Definitely for 
those aficionados of the Far Eastern 
scene. Unfortunately, the editors did 
not put a return address on the enve- 
lope and the address inside is written 



with Japanese characters. But hey, they 
must have a web site! (HH) 

EARQUAKE #59 / $3 

8 x 5 - copied - 28pgs - French 

The usual great consistency from this 

small French zine. There are interviews 

with the bands Diskonto, The Drags and 

Cluster Bomb Unit. There are also lots of 

record and zine reviews. Always worth 

checking out! (HH) 

Frrderic Leca / 88160 Le Menil-Thillot / 

France 

EL PUUUNK #1 / ? 

8 1/2x11 - offset - 32 pgs - French 
Opening this up, page three hits me with 
a prominent drawing of a woman with her 
face covered and huge breasts exposed. 
It's there, right under the Thank You list. 
Huh. Maybe its part of the thankyou, a gift 
as it were (though the first people on the 
list are the parents -yuck!). Dare I turn the 

Kage? Okay, I did but not much else in 
ere impresses me either. Interviews with 
Blue Tip, Lagwagon, No Use For A Name, 
Swingin' Utters and more. And it's all just 
so. ..slick. Maybe this kind of thing flies in 
France. (TX) 

40 rue du Bocage / 33200 Bordeaux / 
France 



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IDEA 



Part 18 




Kodiak 
Cordelia's Dad 
Cynthia Connolly 



50p/$2 



EXISTENTIAL COWGIRL #? / $1 

5 1/2x81/2- copied -26 pgs 
I always read the crappy looking zines first 
when I review, so this one knocked me for 
a loop when I actually dug into it. It's a 
couple of short, short stories about doing 
coke, hanging out with Lithuanians in Lon- 
don and getting a job as an exotic dancer 
for the first time. The style shifts from 
each story, but the tone is always in first 
person, confessional, and very journal- 
like. The latter half is a weird ass play that 
revolves around a group of friends who 
talk theory, do drugs, talk shit on hipsters, 
and miscommunicate. Very, very good 
reading if you're interested in reading 



about real life through a foggy pair of 

glasses. (KW) 

51 55 Arden Way #4 / Carmichael, CA 

95608 

FAR FROM HOME #9 / $1 

8 1/2x11 - offset - 48 pgs 
There is a point where music loses it's 
magic. Where the intensity and vigor 
that is the possibility of hardcore shows 
itself to be trite and very much played 
out. Far from Home passes this point 
by with enthusiasm. Within you find 
boring interviews with boring people 
(Strife, Fury 666, Against All Authori- 
ty), words about the llluminati, some 
letters, some columns, and advertise- 
ments. At least its free (in person). 
(AR) 
751 2 Amigo Ave / Reseda, CA 91 335 

FERVOR SCHMERVOR #1 / 55c 

stamp? 

8 1/2x11 -copied- 16 pgs 
FS features a long story about attend- 
ing the '98 US Open Snowboarding 
Championships. Most of the story is 
meeting pro 'boarders in the hotel. 
There's a long, rambling interview with 
Five Iron Frenzy (yet another ska band 
with nothing to say), and a shorter one 
with the Huntingtons. This is the edi- 
tor's senior project; hope yr teacher 
appreciates this kind of fluff. (JM) 
PO Box 211015 / Columbus, OH 
43211-1015 

FIGURE 1 #1 /$1 

8 1/2 x 5 1/2 - copied - 36 pgs 
A surprisingly well done and readable 
emo-diary kind of thing. Despite it's 
overall touchy-feely vibe, and occa- 
sional getting dangerously close to self 
pity, I enjoyed reading this quite a bit. 
Documenting the last few days of High 
School before graduation, it demon- 
strates once again, that good writing 
can rise above any subject matter. (JW) 
3708 Bloomingdale Ave / Valparaiso, 
IN 46383 

AQ #4 / $2 ppd 

8 1 / 2 x 1 1 - copied - 26 pgs 
If you're not into the oi or street punk 
scenes, then you'll probably want to 
steer clear of this. If you are interested 
in those scenes, then this all interview 
and review zine is definitely worth look- 
ing for. Some of the bands featured 
include District, The Dropkick Murphys, 
Charge 69 and there is an interview 
with Dave from Punkcore Records as 
well. (RM) 

William, 200 Gibson St / Berea, OH 
44017 

GLUTTON FOR PUNKISHMENT 

$? 

5 1/2 x 8 1/2 - copied - 24 pgs 

I certainly hope this is a joke cuz it's 

grade-A pathetic. An explanation of the 



different "styles" in the punk scene 
(eg. " Emo: this is short for emotional " ) 
and lots of pictures of naked chicks and 
their open legs made this scream "Tur- 
key! " to me. Terrible poetry and lame 
band interviews, scene reports 
and whining about how it's 
good that Chumbawumba 
signed to a major rounds it out. 
There's one halfway decent col- 
umn here by a woman who 
realizes how lame this zine is, 
but continues to martyr herself 
by participating. Karyn: getthe 
fuck out now; start your own 
fucking zine already! No shit. 
(KW) 

Reese Ikler / PO Box 1 5295 / 
San Francisco, CA 941 1 5 

GO METRIC #9 / stamps? 
7x8 1 /2 -' copied - 24 pages 
This is one of those disjointed 
zines that has a smattering of 
stuff in it. There are two inter- 
views, one with the Parasites 
and the Young Fresh Fellows. 
But then there is this strange 
Charlie Brown (the cartoon) 
play that makes no sense and 
I am at a loss for words on how 
to describe it, other than being 
horrible.After that, he has two | 
friends debate the pros and 
cons of Starship Troopers, apparently 
a film or something. And finally, a ran- 
dom page of baseball predictions and 
info. Huh? The zine ends with record 
reviews. While the interviews and the 
reviews are fine, the rest made no 
sense and I could not get through it all. 
(CW) 

Mike Faloon / PO Box 250878 / New 
York, NY 1 0025 

GNASH #1 / free 
8 1/2x7 -copied- 16pgs 
This rather spacious zine's features 
include an interview with a commercial 
scientist, a comic strip, a step by step 
account of a boring keg party, a quiz to 
find out what your room says about you 
and a good piece on the corporate 
music industry infiltrating the sub-nich- 
es of youth culture. (According to Watch 
Magazine teenage music niche list, 
Chumbawamba is now considered jock 
rock!) Marci says this is a school project 
that she hopes will serve as a little piece 
of subversion to counteract the main- 
stream media. This zine is a fair start 
toward that end but I'd like to see her 
dig a little deeper into her ideas and put 
all that empty space to use. (RL) 
R R #1 / Fergus, ON / NIM 2W3 / 
Canada 

HANGING LIKE A HEX #1 / $1 

8 1/2x11 - offset - 64 pgs 

I'm guessing I went into this with my 

expectations too high, most likely be- 



cause of the really cool packaging (cattle- 
branded lunchbag, broken bits of cas- 
sette tapes inside), but with the zine itself, 
all I could find were sorta uninteresting 
interviews with Brutal Truth, Tortoise, 



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columns, etc. All were written in a some- 
what snooty, bland fashion that I found to 
be pretty repellent. I mean, these guys 
are very intelligent, and the layout and 
printing job for this zine is truly a thing of 
beauty, but I just couldn't relate to a lot of 
the writing topics and style of delivery. 
Better luck next time? (RD) 
201 Maple Ln / N. Syracuse, NY 
13212 



HAZLO TU MISMO #4 / $3 ppd 

8 1/2x11- offset - 32 pgs - Spanish 
Typical columns, interviews and re- 
views type zine out of Argentina. 
Some of the bands interviewed in- 
clude Los Crudos, Freak Show and 
one with Mike from Phyte records. 
It's got a lot of info packed in it and 
has a definite political slant to it. 
Worth looking over. (RM) 
CC 213(1412), Buenos Aires, Ar- 
gentina 



HERE BE THE DRAGONS $1 

ppd 

5 1/2x81/2- offset - 28 pgs 
Oh yes, this is great! A political zine 
that doesn't choke the reader with 
way-out theory or "preaching to the 
converted" boring ass articles. This 
issue includes how to use worms 
(yes, worms!) in yourcompost, Chris- 
tianity in the punk scene, lots of thoughts 
on kids and a kick ass expose on urinary 
tract infections. Very approachable, read- 
able and helpful. More zines like this need 



to exist.(KW) 

Mike & Eric / 2036 Wendover St # 4 / 

Pittsburgh, PA 15217 

THE IDEA #18/ $2 ppd 
5 1/2x8 1/2 -copied -24 pgs 
Lengthy, thoughtful interviews with Cyn- 
thia Connolly, Kodiak and Cordelia's 
Dad. Also some reviews. This is really 
fine, it just has a more artsy, highbrow 
feeling to it. (MJ) 

Michael Sanderson / 2 Castle Close / 
Middleton St. George / Darlington / 
co. Durham DL2 1 DE / UK 

IN STRUGGLE #1 /$1 or $2 

8 1/2x11 - offset - 34 pgs 
Heavy. A zine done by two heroin ad- 
dicts in prison. While there is some 
music in here, most of it is about the 
authors (or co-inmates) and theirfucked 
up lives in or out of prison. I found this 
pretty interesting, and the only advice I 
would have would be that to those of us 
not in prison, daily prison life is some- 
thing we know nothing about, this would 
be your biggest strength as writers, to 
give us a view of a life we don't know. 
That's usually what makes a zine inter- 
esting to me. (other zinesters please 
note; you and your friends on a road trip 
no longer = an interesting experience) 
(GF) 

PO Box 1 1 232 / Salt Lake City, UT 
84147-0232 

INTERBANG #7 / $2 

8 1/2X11 - offset - 64 pgs 

Holy metal album cover! Besides that, 

lots of good personal/political rants on 

Chiapas, Mumia, veganism, Victory 

Records, non-monagamy, sexism, hard- 



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line bullshit & homophobia in the scene. 
Interviews with J Church and Red Gaurd 
from Urban Guerilla Poets. Book, zine 
and record reviews. I didn't necessarily 



agree with everything Ben had to say 
but I felt like he was honest, candid and 
open to criticism which are qualities I 
can respect. (RL) 
PO Box 671 / Ravenna, OH 44266 

IT'S RAINING TRUTHS #2 / $3 

8 1/2x51/2- copied - 48 pgs 
Thoughtful hardcore sXe-ish zine (nev- 
er thought I'd say that...) with inter- 
views with 97a, Driven, Reaching For- 
ward and Palataka. The editor asks 
interesting questions about the scene, 
activism, lyrics, politics and such. There 
is also writing on Christianity in hard- 
core (a trend that should die!!!), anar- 
cho-socialism, plus lots of reviews. The 
coversays" hardcore against homopho- 
bia " , but the subject is barely addressed. 
I also would have liked to read more 
about Dutch culture, the political and 
social climate... maybe next time. Good 
effort here. (MD) 

Pytrik/Topaasl /5231 KL Den Bosch 
/ Holland 



KEROSENE #6 / $6 

1 1 x 8 - offset - 64pgs - French 
There are lots of interviews in this 
issue including Les Thugs, Kero- 
sene 454, Unsane, the Marshes 
and June of 44. There are also 
lots of record reviews and some 
ads. This zine lay-out is quite in- 
teresting, although it seems just a 
bit too professional for my per- 
sonal taste. Nevertheless inter- 
esting! (HH) 
BP3701 / 54097 Nancy /France 



Clutch, the Donnas and the Genitortur- 
ers, but there's also stuff on Grease, 
exploitation movies and the command- 
ments of making a compilation tape for a 
friend or loved one. Will sit next to your 
toilet for weeks. CAM) 
. PO Box 44 1493 / Boston, MA 02 144 

LOTS OF SPACE FOR CANNONS 

#2 / $1 ppd 

4 1/4x51/2- copied - 46 pgs 

This is mostly personal writing — stuff 
about graduating high school, losing your 
childhood, checking out the big city, etc. 
There's an interview with the Broadways 
(the one question I cared about, the an- 
swer was cut off) and a good one with the 
woman behind Jinx, Chicago's vegetari- 
an cafe. No reviews, one ad. If this sounds 
good to you, check it out. (JM) 
14WEIm/Roselle, IL60172 

MARILYN BURNS #1 / $1 ppd 

5 1/2x8 1/2 -copied- 18 pgs 

An agonizingly personal string of stories, 



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KILL THE SCENE #10/ $3 

8 1/2x11 - copied - 28 pgs 
This has something to do with The 
Confederacy Of Scum, which is 
guess, a bunch of rednecks who 
like bands like Antiseen. The cov- 
er says "We've been destroying 
punk since 1992". Funny idea I 
guess, but not much to devote 
your life to. Interviews with The 
Tunnel Rats, Cocknoose, 
uh... other shit... I really don't care. 
The main idea seems to be to 
offend pc fucks like myself at 
mags like MRR, and yes, I am offended. 
Success! If you think there is some- 
thing clever in offending people by say- 
ing "nigger", "cunt" and "faggot" alot, 
here ya go. I don't even know what to 
say...(GF) 
PO Box 9042 / East Ridge, TN 3741 2 

LOLLIPOP #44 / $5 ppd 

8 1/2x11 -offset- 140 pgs 
Somewhere between a glossy alterna- 
tive mag and a punk music zine. Plenty 
fat, and with tons to read, with little 
reviews and little fun sections tucked in 
wherever an unsuspecting white space 
might have been. The main culprits are 
the Jesus Lizard, Cinder from Tilt, 




all relating to the pain of love and a little bit 
about illness. The writing is okay, it just 
feels like you're reading someone's diary. 
Nice layout, it kinda looks like a Gravity 
release. (MJ) 
Dan / PO Box 898 / Largo, FL 33779 

MASTIBATOR Y ROCK AND ROLL 

#2/$1 

5 1/2x8 1/2 -copied -24 pgs 
Food Not Bombs flyers, Life is Hell re- 
prints, anti-racist and anti : conformity rant- 
ing... And yeah the spelling of the title is 
right. (AR) 

Phillip Bennett / 4246 Beulah Dr / La 
Canada CA 91 011 



NATURAL MYSTIC #7 / $1 ppd 

8 1/2x11 - offset - 30 pgs - Spanish 
Typical columns, interviews and reviews 
type zine out of Argentina. Some of the 
bands interviewed include Logical Non- 
sense, the ska band Komando Moriles 
and Cleanser. It's got a lot of info 
packed in it. Okay, but nothing special. 
(RM) 

CC 3893, Correo Central (1000), Ar- 
gentina 

NERVOUS CONDITION: HAILI 
#2/SCENERY #8 / $1 

8 1/2x7 -photocopied - 32pgs 
What a treat! This is a split zine done by 
two of my favorite Florida people-Mike 
from Scenery and Alison from Haili. 
How it works is like this: they each 
wrote stuff, then gave what they wrote 
to each other for the other person to 
illustrate and layout. And given the 
creativity overflowing from both of these 
people, the result is incredible. Great 
personal zine type writing with good 
handwritten, stark contrasty graphics. 
Arty in a really good way. Mike and 
Alison got into each other's head to do 
this. Now it's your turn to get into their 
heads. Ah, I've read this three times 
now and looking through it as I write 
this review, looks like I'm gonna take 
a break to read it again. (IM) 
PO Box 14223/ Gainesville, FL32604 

NO ACTION #2 / $6 

11x8- offset - 68 pgs - Spanish 
Must admit this is my fave zine of the 
month. Exceptionally great lay-out with 
loads of interesting photos and graph- 
ics. There are interviews with Dr. Ca- 
lypso, The Allnighters, Groove Crew, 
The Charlatans plus more. There are 
also record, zine and movie reviews 
including a listing of Elvis films. Finally 
the zine includes a free CD from the 
Basque band La Secta. Great! (HH) 
Miguel Ceide / Aptdo 52 / 08830 - 
Saint Boi / Barcelona / Spain 

OI-PUNK#19/$1 

8 1/2x5 1/2 -copied -24 pgs 
This is one of those unfortunate zines 
that has aspirations that are much 
higher than it's abilities. Lots of good 
ideas here, tons of potential, but it 
never quite makes it. The interviews, 
with The Dwarves, The Hi- fives, First 
Class and Resurgents AD, are a good 
example. There's no real depth to the 
questions and consequently most of 
the responses are one or two short 
sentences, that give just about no in- 
formation. Had a little bit more time 
been spent working on the questions 
beforehand, as well as learning a bit 
about the bands, the interviews could 
have been excellent. Oh well, perhaps 
this is just an off issue and the next one 
will kick ass. (JW) 
PO Box 2552 / Pearland, TX 77588 



ONLY ONE TONGUE #2 / 50 cents 
8 1/2x11 - copied - 28 pgs 
A very promising music zine with a 
vague focus on pop punk (Discount 
and/or Mr. T Experience are mentioned 
on almost every page). Includes inter- 
views with Kissing Book and My Pal 
Trigger, and the usual like record re- 
views, lists and mediocre columns. 
I think it's a little premature to have a 
reader's poll results at the second is- 
sue, but this has promise. (KW) 
Emily and Tommy / 3208 Deerlake Dr. 
/ Knoxville, TN 37912 

OPULENCE! CRAP $1 

8 1/2x11 - offset - 40pgs 
Not something I'd go outta my way to 
read, but this is definitely teeming with 
enthusiastic D.I.Y. attitude. The major- 
ity of this zine is centered around the 
W.E. (Wilmington Exchange) Fest; 
there's even a big W.E. Fest insert with 
the zine. Lots of candid photos and 
article about the going-ons of this year's 
event. Article on mail art, a crossword, 
A-Team drinking game. (IM) 
PO Box 2071 /Wilmington, NC 28402 

P.A.Y.B.E.V. #1 /$2 

8 1/2x5 1 /2 - copied - 40 pgs 
This is a fanzine all about a protest in 
front of Niketown in Boston over... you 
guessed it, Indonesian sweatshops. 
There's a lot of reprints of anti-Nike 
flyers and Nike promo material as well 
as some funny photos from the protest 
itself. I'm not sure what future 
issues of this fanzine would look like, 
more protest pictures I guess. (SS) 
PO Box 890 / Alston, MA 02 134 

PEPPERPOT #5 / $2 

8 1/2x51/2- copied - 36 pgs 
I was totally into this zine from the 
beginning; a great combination of infor- 
mation both personal and political, seri- 
ous and funny. There's articles on Ro- 
hypnol (a sedative "rape" drug), vegan 
recipes, short stories, a scene report 
from Berlin, an illustration of hobo mark- 
ings, womyn's health information, and 
D.O.A. The thing I found most inspiring 
was the fact that this self-described 
Rebel With Menopause is 52!!! I am 
often strapped to find punk women role 
models that are over 30, so I was just 
blown away by how fearless and free- 
spirited she is. It's comforting to know 
there are people in punk that stick to 
their ideals over time, especially as so 
many people that seem like they would 
be around forever move on to get a so- 
called "real" life. This zine rocks, read 
it. (RU 

RR6 - S15-C20 / Gibsons, BC VON 
IVO 

PRE-TEEN DIGEST #2 / $1 

4 1/2 x 5 1/2 - copied - 32 pgs 



This whole trend that I've noticed lately of 
people telling sexist jokes in the assump- 
tion that because it's a joke, it's not sexist 
really disturbs me. Like we are all sup- 
posed to understand that because you 
are "punk, " your politics are right on and 
any language or behavioron your part that 
demonstrates otherwise should be ig- 
nored; and anyone that questions this 
assumption is labeled as being part of the 
"p.c. police." Fuck that. I will always 
question bullshit when I see it, whether 
it's coming from the mouth of a punk, or 
not. Oh yeah, Mike says not to take his 
zine seriously. Whetheryou do or not, it's 
still complete and utter horseshit. (RL) 
920 Holland St. / Winston-Salem, NC 
27101-5712 

PROFANE EXISTENCE #35 / $3 ppd 

8 1/2x11 - offset - 64 pgs 
The kids at Profane pull it of again with yet 
another issue. It's quite possible that no 
one out there covers crust and politics as 
well as these kids do. Interviews with 
Coprofilia, Unhinged, Sindios, the defen- 
dants in the Mc Libel trial and an article on 
Epitaph. Oh yeah, and Mumia's on the 
cover. (SS) 
PO Box 8722 / Minneapolis, MN 55408 



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RAD PARTY #17/ $2 

5 x 4 - copied - 64 pgs - French 
Interesting lay-out for this small French 
zine. Done in the style of Cometbus, but 
centers itself more on the music scene 
itself. There is more on the writer's trip to 
the Bay Area, some interesting drawings 
and some ads. If you understand French, 
this looks like an interesting read. (HH) 
Small Budget Productions / B.P. No. 7 / 
781 10 Le Vesinet / France 



RADIO TOLD ME TO KILL #3 / 

$1.50 

8 1/2X11 - photocopied - 29pgs 
Hey fuckheads, how about putting your 
address somewhere in yer mag? This is 
a pretty good fanzine for those who like 
shit along the lines of: the Humpers, 
New Bomb Turks, Daniel Clowes, the 
Mullens. ..'cause all these losers are 
interviewed in here. It's all cut and 
paste and looks sorta shitty (except 
the KILLER cover!), but the content 
pulls it through. Good reviews too, 
which isn't something I find myself say- 
ing often. Too bad you can't get it 
though. No fucking address!!! (IM) 

RAG + BONE #6 / $4 ppd 

5 1/2 x 8 1/2 - offset - 40 pgs 
It says the first 500 copies of this come 
with a free CD, but I don't know what's 
on it... This is a cool zine from an Amer- 
ican^) living in Japan. Stuff here on: 
Melt Banana, Guitar Wolf, Exile Osaka 
zine, and various stuff about life in 
Japan. These are the parts I liked best. 
Trying to get visas to China, commuter 
motels, all totally interesting. Definitely 
recommended for Japanese music and/ 
or culture fans. (GF) 

Semi-Roar: Suginami-Ku Ogiku- 
bo / 3-39-7 / Hirokawa-So / 
#102 Tokyo, Japan, 167-0051 

RAZE THE WALLS #2 / $3 

8 1/2 x 11 - offset - 36 pgs 
It's amazing that this is only is- 
sue two. Raze The Walls has 
already made a name for them- 
selves as the most articulate, 
revolutionary magazine covering 
prison related issues. The im- 
portance of zines like this can't 
be overstated in our prison hap- 
py society and I'm glad to see 
Raze The Walls put out such an 
impressive issue again. (SS) 
2351 College Station #523 / 
Athens, GA 30605 

RUMPSHAKER #4 / $3 ppd 

8 1/2 x 11 -offset- 112 pgs 
This is the best hardcore fanzine 
've read all year. Eric is able to 
walk that fine line where he is 
both critical of the modern hard- 
core scene and supportive. Add 
to his incisive and hilarious edito- 
rials the fact that he is an excellent 
writer and you have this long awaited 
fourth issue of Rumpshaker. Still not 
convinced? How about interviews with 
Lifetime (about the break-up), Con- 
verge, Endeavor, Pieball and famous 
hardcore moms. And don't even get 
me started on the choose your own 
punk adventure and the comparisons 
between deadheads and hardcore kids. 
Sell your soul if you must but buy this 
fanzine. (SS) 
72-38 65th PI / Glendale, NY 1 1385 



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SAUCY #3 / $3 

8 1/2x11 - copied - 69 pgs 
Old style layout-cut and paste, not all 
done on computer, looks nice. Too 
much drawing and poetry type stuff, 
but quite a bit of good writing here 
too. Interview with Ian Mackaye 
and Unwound. Some stuff about 
nutrition, and menstruation. I liked 
this zine, nice feel and tone. (GF) 
320 York St / Cornwall, ON K6J 
323 / Canada 

THE SECRET FILES OF CAP- 
TAIN SISSY #3 / $2 ppd 

7x81/2- copied - 48 pgs 
The last issue of this was promis- 
ing, and Andy came through for us. 
This zine has more teen spirit than 
a Bis show. It's political with a sense 
of fun and hope. There are long bits 
about being in our nation's capital 
on Independence Day, protesting 
in the nude, lots of right on stuff 
about work and the ridiculous work 
"ethic" our country exists under, 
an interview with the Prison Activist 
Resource Center and being a tick- 
le-whore (for real!). Definitely fun 
and worthwhile. (MD) 
PO Box 4493 / Ann Arbor, Ml 
48106 



SHOOTING SPACE #2 / $1 

5 x 5 - offset - 1 4 pgs 

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SELF DEFENSE #4 / $1 ppd 

5 1/2x8 1/2 -copied -20 pgs 
Cut'n'paste zine talkin' 'bout life for a 
chica punk living in Kansas. Discover- 
ing punk culture through the mail, punk 
vs rrat, Lawrence and Wichita scene 
reports, interview with Unwound, Food 
Not Bombs in different cities. The es- 
say that a Cherrie Moraga lecture in- 
spired is the highlight of the issue, all 
about the pressure of having to answer 
"what are you?" (TX) 
Marissa / 1 35 N Terrace / Wichita, KS 
67208 

THE SET-UP #2 / $1 ppd 

8 1/2x11 - offset - 28 pgs 
This guy seems nice enough, mostly 
this is pretty good, interviews with Dis- 
count, Vitreous Humor, Rain On The 
Parade, and Speak 714 (that's right, 
Dan O'Mahoney has another band). 
Reviews, standard stuff. I just can't get 
past the straight-edge stuff. While he 
doesn't actually say anything offensive, 
if you think Earth Crisis are great, then 
I must assume you agree with their pro 
life shit and if you say Shelter is your 
favorite band, then I must suppose 
you're down with their "women are 
inferior, homosexuals are an aberra- 
tion" stance, and find myself with no 
choice but to tell you to fuck off. Do you 
people think this shit is a joke? Go to 
hell. (GF) 

641 Broad Acres Rd / Narberth. PA 
19072 



Recovery Project diaries. All text by Sam 
McPheeters, it encompasses mostly tour 
related stuff. At times funny, at times 
witty, at times downright sarcastic, this 
tends to follow in the vein of his previous 
zines (I Yeast Roll, Dear Jesus, Error, 
Tubesteak Gazette, etcXThis issue like 
the first, was offset like a CD insert 
booklet, which makes it a pretty nifty 
thing. Stick it over your RANCID CD 
when company arrives, punk.(CW) 
Vermiform Recs./ PO Box 1 2065 / Rich- 
mond VA 23241 

SLEEP IS THE ENEMY #1 / $1 ppd 

or trades 

5 1/2x8 1/2 -copied- 16 pgs 
Brandon moved to San Francisco from 
the Midwest. He likes to whine and com- 
plain about it here because he gets spare 
changed all the time and has to look at 
the crusties that hang out in front of 
McDonalds. Poor guy. Hey, my heart 
goes out to you, buddy, really. Just keep 
writing your mildly amusing articles about 
cheesy washed up metal bands and your 
lists of stupid things that make you cry, 
ya big baby. (TT) 

1 25 Clayton St. #2 / San Francisco, CA 
94117 

SOAP & SPIKES #4 / $? ppd 

8 1/2x11 - offset - 30 pgs 
There's plenty of punk history in this issue 
of Soap & Spikes. An interview with Nicki 
Sicki from prison about the early days of 
Verbal Abuse delivers some excellent 
stories from the early days of the SF 



scene. Jim O'Connorfrom poseurstore 
in LA is interviewed as well as the 
Canadian band The Sinisters. This plus 
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Pick of the Month (finally....)! In an 
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Yet another installment of the North- 
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TRAILER TRASH #1 / $3 ppd 

5 1/2x81/2- copied - 80 pgs 
Lots to read, lots to think about. I really 
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store and as a painter. There's also 
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TRASH TIMES #3 / $2 

5 1/2x8 1/2 -copied -24 pgs 
As the title suggests, this is a zine for 
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elements of the punk rock world. The 
pieces that make this zine can be found 
in better form elsewhere, but what's 
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Frankestein and Greg Lowery (part two), 
a short article on the director Jim Jar- 
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Earth), a comparison between the Rev. 
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the obligatory record reviews. The re- 
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THE TROUBLE WITH NORMAL #34 

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Can you believe that I've gone this long 

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idea it had been around this long. It's got 

interviews with (the former MRR writer) 

Eugene Chadbourne, Lynyrd's Innards, 

and even one with Chumbawumba, in 

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CTVhas been at this so long now its hard 
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nists talk as much about Techno as they 
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This is a well put together skinhead zine 
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This zine is off to a really good start, 
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This is the type of rag that I should 
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ZM£ Of We MONTH; 



Neat Damned Noise is 
a true "fanzine" in the 
sense that it is dedi- 
cated to solely cover- 
ing one of the oldest 
punk bands still going, 
the Damned. The lat- 
est issue, "Damned 
Across America" came 
out recently, covering 
the last US tour the 
Damned did. Mikel 
Delgado looks into the 
obsession via e-mail 
with Neat Damned 
Noise editor, Henrik. 



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MRR: When and why did you become 
such a huge fan of the damned? 

HENRIK: I bought "Machine Gun Eti- 
quette" back in 1980 (I was 15 back 
then) and thought it was a great album, 
but it wasn't until 1982 that the bug r& 
ally did bite. I'd just seen the Dead 
Kennedys in Denmark (that's where I'm 
from) and I didn't think anything could 
top that. However, I went to England 
on vacation and there I happened to 
catch the Damned live at the Brixton 
Ace. That forever changed my life. As 
they say, I was another person when I 
walked out of that place - Man, I was 
on a permanent high for weeks! I've 
seen hundreds of gigs since then, but 
that still remains the best one I've ever witnessed. On a good night the 
Damned will fukkin' nail you! 

MRR: What was the first issue of NDN like and how has it changed? 
When did the first issue come out? 

HENRIK: The first issue of NDN came out in 1993. At that time the 
Damned was basically dead. They hadn't done anything for years and 
one of the reasons I did it was to keep their flame burning somehow 
Well coincidentally they just started gigging with a new line-up just as 
the first issue came out! This meant that I could write about news gig 
reviews, etc. too which made the zine a lot better and of course much 
more interesting - it wasn't just a write-up of an old dead band. I also 
did it kind of like an experiment to see what reaction I'd get and it was 
truly overwhelming. I do a regular issue every 6 months - this summer 
II have issue 10 out. What keeps me going most of all is the great mail 
I receive from fans around the world. Damned fans are amazing - ev- 
erybody is SO into the band!!! I have subscribers from twenty some- 
thing countries, and I've gotten some great friends through NDN. The 
zine really hasn't changed much, but I plan to re- vamp it after issue 10 
I need to get a desktop publishing program. Today I still do everything 
by glue and scissors... 

MRR: In doing this zine, what have you learned about the damned 
that has surprised you? 

HENRIK: A nice surprise about the Damned is that they're totally down 
to earth and very much in tune with their fans. Compared to other 
bands from their generation like the Clash, Pistols & Siouxsie the 
Damned have always been very approachable. They've never afraid to 
speak their mind and they've never been part of some clever manage- 
ment scheme. Also they're happy to talk to the fans before or after 
their gigs and they don't distance themselves with a wall of security 
etc. They crush the myth of "you shouldn't meet your idols ecos they 
can not live up to your expectations." big time. They're all so damn 
nice!! 

MRR: How would you describe a typical damned fan? Have you 
noticed a change in their fan base over the years? 
HENRIK: Damned fans come in all types and shapes. The common de- 
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that they're all hooked on the music. The typical Damned fan puts the 
Damned above everything else, and is on what you might call a never 
ending journey to find more Damned music to listen to, go to more 
Damned gigs, find out more about the band, etc. The Damned is IN- 
CREDIBLY special to a lot of people around the world. While many of 
the old hardcore fans are still around, there are also a constant wave 
of teenagers discovering the Damned for the first time. Finally, many 
Damned fans are musicians themselves, which I take as a compliment 
to the Damned. 

MRR: Do you ever worry about running out of things to write about 
for your zine? 

HENRIK: In the beginning I used to think that I would, but now there 
are just a pile of stuff to write about and I get so many great contribu- 
tions all the time. Each zine is 50+ pages (11 "x8.5"), but it's always a 
real nightmare cramming everything into each issue. One of the great 
things about the Damned is all of their various side projects and guest 
appearances here and there. As an example I had a feature in last issue 
(issue 9) on Brian James' new excellent combo "The Dripping Lips" 
Some of these related projects are fab and quite fun to write about - 
sometimes it involves a lot of detective work! If a topic gets too big I'll 
just make it into a special zine only dealing with that topic. Like the 
latest issue - "Damned Across America" - is such a special release It's 
all about the Damned's recent US tour - 1 don't believe in cutting a 
great story down for the sake of space - if something requires 50+ pages 
and 100+ photos to be told right, then so be it. 
MRR: What other projects have you put out? 
HENRIK: Besides the actual Neat Damned Noise zine, I've put out a 24- 
track CD called "It's A Damned Damned Damned World" with 24 bands 
from around the world crankin' out Damned covers (including my own 
group "Fine"). Actually there were so many bands interested in con- 
tributing that I could easily have done a double CD! I've also done three 
7 s and the last one is just out. It's by a great horror punk band from 
England (fans of the Damned by the way!) called Bride Just Died. It's a 
4-track EP titled "We Are The Hungry". I urge you to listen to it' I like 
tons of other music besides the Damned and I've been planning to 
start a regular music zine/record label called just "Neat Noise" but so 
far I just haven't had the time to get it off the ground... 
MRR: What's your all time favorite record by the damned? 
HENRIK: That's always the hard question because I basically like all of 
them. But "Machine Gun Etiquette" is a true fucking monster of a time- 
less masterpiece record. 

u^m^ 131 other things m the scene are umpiring to you these days? 

HENRIK: Again, I like a lot of different bands, some new some old I'm 
not biased - if it sounds good, it sounds good. The scene is fucked up in 
many places because of the regular bullshit with the clubs, promoters, 
labels and the whole fucked-up music biz thing in general. My advise 
to anyone is: Do it yourself, start your own zine, label, club, whatever 
There are also many great things happening today, and I still immensely 
^njoy going to watch a new band blow me away. 

u^m^I 181 are your futme P lans for neat damned noise? 

HENRIK: Well, apart from what I've already said, only time will tell... 



You can reach Neat Damned Noise at: PO Box 42850-123 / Houston, 

TX 77242-2850 or at neatdn@aol.com. 





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500 RAW CDS FOR $675! liardknocks 
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to complete packages, cheek out our 1000 
CD Package for $1399 Includes graphic 
design. Film. 1 page eoloi inserl 1 color 
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FREE PUNK RARITIES on vinyl list. US 
and European bands from the late 70s to 
early 80s. Write for list: Jeff Gebenini, Cu- 
racao str. 9 (2 Hoog), 1058 BJ Amsterdam, 
Holland. Send priced punk wants lists! I'll 
try to find it. 



SWEDISH ROCK IMPORTS 

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[ALANS: PUNK ROCK/HARDCORE 

Ishop and mailorder, established 1981. We 
Icarry old and new records, CDs, t-shirts, 
Izines and other stuff. Lots of second hand 
lUK & US punk at good prices. Skate shop 
Itoo! Web site: www.alans.co.uk. Email: 
lmrr@alans.co.uk. Alans, 53 Mesnes St., 
iWigan, WN1 1QX, England. For cata- 
logue send SASE (UK) or IRC (overseas.) 



YOUR BANDS RECORDING for cheap. 
Any format (tape, vinyl, cd) made into a cd- 
r reference cd in red book format. First disc 
is $25 and each disc after that is $8.00. For 
details and information write to 605 S. Lin- 
wood, Visalia, CA 93277 or email 
Fusz002@aol.com 



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ISA Send - A S.K for list ,v 
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GIANT MAILORDER. 1000+ items 
available. Punk, hardcore, alternative... 
etc. Send $2 for a catalog. Outside Eu- 
rope $3. Or visit the website: http:// 
www.inet-images.com/marginal/. Mar- 
ginal Mail, Postbus 3051, 4700 
GB Roosendaal, The Netherlands. E- 
mail: marginal@concepts.nl 



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FOR TRADE... STALIN/TIIRASII LP. RARE BRITISH PI NK/OII/IIC Set s,e . i,, 

Dissaray / Flexi, Bastards / 7" flexi 1800+ itenu Ah1.t-.1ve Wheels Zounds m:ihsIl".u Kevin I' 

Ahuiadako / Flexi v/a City Rocker LP, Want-list scrviie I'i.ms, send 1KC !oi rata- tie \VA !)K14.i Ava 

v/a Eye of Thrash LP. Gauze.Gism, /nun. log: Khsta I.>7 Common Rise Ihtt hn Herts I.iti Bov Sets Fin 

Cobra Systematic Death. Gai, Confuse, SG4 0HS. England IVl/fax. |i>14ti2l43tii!',<i scetidenis. Get I hi K 

Kuro, Lip ('ream Anarchy, Friction, ^mammmmmmmmm m^m ^^m^bhi^m^^ '''•■ i/; Propaiumdia 

Comes, Crow etc... Please send me youi I EfflB I Pa kic Tn.j \ 

trade/sale/want list. Write to Yosliiaki I WAlB 
Nagano / 3-29-5-103 Daita. Setagava- 
ku / Tokyo 155, Japan 



[TRASH AMERICAN STYLE- the only 
Istore that has supported hardcore/punk/ 
Inoise from old school to new school. 
iBands/labels/zines get in touch so we can 
Isell your stuff. 12 Mill Plain Rd., Dan- 
Ibury, CT 06811. 203-792-1630. 



OI! AIN'T DEAD! The Oppressed, Combat 
84, Red Alert, Cocksparrer, The Business, 
4-Skins, Major Accident and many nother 
punk/Oi! releases stocked. All originals — 
no re-presses— at fair prices. So get a life 
and send an IRC or $1 to Yokel Records, 53 
Louise Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DTI 2 LU, 
UK for a full list. 



COLLECTORS OF PUNK Garage- 
Wave-Edge store open 6546 Hollywood 
Blvd #218, Hollywood, CA 90028. Open 
7 days 12:00 - 8:00. Call or send wants 
for mailorder. For list send $2. Buy, 
sell, trade. 213-467-6990 Fax: 213- 
871-8637 http://gemm.com/ s.cgi/stu- 
pidrec 



EUROGRESSION (reed l>v Steve Al 



SALE TRADE: Icons ol Eilth Varukers 4- 

Skins. Ccicksparrci Disorder. Combat 84. 

Conflict, plus lnails more. Anarcho-Oi! EUROGRESSION (reed by Steve Albi- 

WANTED: BATTALION OF SAINTS we've got the lot No Future, Crass, Riot ni). F-13- (trashy, blusey. garage punk ala 

video and bootleg sound recording from City, Syndicate, Mortarhate, etc. releases Misfits!, Blastoi'd: (psychobillysurf rock), 

1984-1986 A lot of great shows were re- stocked. For a full list send an [RCorSl to 7" split single w/Eurogressidn & Winter 

corded, including the Olympic w/ Bio- Yokel Records, 53 Louise Road, Dorches- Death Club. HCPunks (w/Cletus) the 

ken Bones & Kraut So give me a break ter. Dorset DTI 2LU. UK Cil>s. Desaru. Tasos and more SASE for 



corded, including the Olympic w/ Bro- 
ken Bones & Kraut So give me a break 
andeallJoev Maya @ 800-741-1103. 



IGET "HEPPED UP On Goofballs"! The 
[Piss Shivers CD that's flying off the 
Ishelves. D.I.Y. punk rock grandeur for a 
Imere $3.00 (postage paid). Payable to 
ICedric Crouch, 46 Oberholtzer Rd., Bech- 
Itelsville, PA 19505. Distros/traders get in 
•touch. 



0'S PUNK T-SHIRTS, stickers, and 
records for sale! N.Y. Dolls, Ramones, 
Benx. 999, The clash, and more! Plus 
Bondage Babes t-shirts! Any size, any 
colors! Send info: Kate. P.O.' Box 4054, 
Carlsbad, CA 92018-4054. Send detailed 
wants. Wholesale orders welcome. 



IPAURA'S 2ND RELEASE is out! 'Reflex 

I of Difference' 9 track CD. Brazilian hard- 
Icore combining some old school & new 
[school in-fluences in a very personal and 
I current vein. Personal & social themes 
lalmost always with a positive approach. 
lUS $12 (ppd / air - world). Distros... get 
lin touch! ! ! Conspiracy Chain c/o Marcio 
ICotineli - Cx. Postal 87 - S. Paulo/SP - 
101059-970- Brazil, email: paura® 
lhipernet.com.br 



PUNK RECORD COLLECTION set sale: 
2000+ items, '77 - '85, worldwide rare 7"s / 
Lps, Killed by Death, Back to Front, Blood- 
stains across -stuff, hardcore, anarcho, Oi, 
skinheads... Amebix, 4skins, Onion Dolls, 
Big Boys, Sema 4, Mets, Mecano ltd., Re- 
venge 88, Fast Cars, Directions, Hubble 
Bubble, ... Send 2 IRCs Or $2 for list to: N. 
Verbanck, B.P. 13, 66320 Marquixanes, 
France. 



FALSELY INCARCERATED Italian anar- 
chist looking for people who would record 
their record collections of early and late 80's 
he, punk and oi, have $ or trade. Pen pals 
welcomed too. Send list, stories photos, 
bullshit, conspiracies, fantasies, etc. Also 
looking for Ialiano pennaAmic masehio/ 
femminile. Send fotos di eomplesso, sitta, 
popolo, penetrante, tatuaggio and anything^ 
Information per viaggi, scrivere inglese to: 
Pellegrino Severino #270074, 4293 Rt. 47 
Box f-1, Leesburg, New Jersey 08327. 



NONE OF THE ABOVE records. Punk / 
Hardcore / Metal / Wrestling Merchandise 
all at one website. Fast service, good pric- 
es. www.notarecords.com. 



Death Club. HCPunks (w/Cletus) the 
Cigs, Desaru. Tasos and more. SASE for 
catalog All cd's $!0ppd/$4 7 "s. Street 
Records, PO Box 1356 Folly Beach, SC 
29439 (843)588-4024/6030 fax Disl by 
Southern and Avant Garde. 



SALE: DONNS - DOUBLE AGENT 7", 

Dagen Ungdom, Hard-Ons - all 7 "s, Bad 
Brains - Pay to Cum 7", New Bondage - 
Backseat 7", Jumpers - You'll know bet- 
ter 7", Red Scare - LP, Crewd - LP, Step- 
mothers - You were never LP, No Expe- 
rience Necessary - comp, Candy Apple - 
7", Plastic Idols - Einstein, Decadents - 
LP, Pointed Sticks - Out of luck 7". TK, 
411 Chestnut Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 
20877 



POPPIE BRAIN RECORDS poop 
comp". Tape - lo bands 30 songs. 
Featuring: Piss Shivers, Assmen, Useless 
Fucks, Roswells, Decepticons, Gimps, 
Judgment Disorderly, Chapter Nine. The 
Gunga Dins, Positively Negative, Kids 
Inc., Suburban Legends, Ricardo Mon- 
talban's Triumphant Return, Next To 
None, The Illiterates. $3ppd US. 
Amazing! Cash or checks payable to 
Jesse Fisher. Poopie Brain Records, 754 
Lancaster Ln, Geneva IL 60134 






I ! ANC.ING LIKE A HEX # 1 out now! 64 
pgs. with comics, debates, columns, Bru- 
tal Truth. Tortoise, Braid, Overcast, 78 
Days, No Reason. Order Of Deceit, Mike 
Ailred, reviews, more, $2. #9 (Botch. Dis- 
solve, Lockjaw. Geof Darrow, Another 
Victim, Frodus, 56 pgs), #8 (Brothers - 
Keeper, Unsane, Harvest, TITD, more, 4!! NEED ACCUSED - The Return of Martha 
pi;s.) still available for SI each. 201 Maple Splatterhead CD, Business - 79-89 LP. 



TAPE TRADERS WANTED! I'm looking 
for dubs of grind/scumcore, noize, crust, 
black metal, acidrock, psychedlia, gothick 
musick or anything else cool. Email me and 
I'll send you my list, sasanborn® 
micron.com 



N. Syracuse, NY 13212 



ALL FIVE DIFFERENT killer issues $6. 
USA-Can/$8. Mex.-S.Amer/$10. Else- 
where. #12133 Clown Alley (Current) #11 
Psycho ($5/$7/$9) #7 Hates #5 Fatal Error 
($2/$3/$5) #4 Soldier Dolls ($l/$2/$3) 
US Postal money order or ire's (payable 
to:) Craig Hill, POB 987, San Carlos, CA 
94070. No cash or c hecks! 



OBSCURE PUNK 7 s tor sale (killed by 
death. Sack to front, bloodstains across- 
■'uff.. I also loads of oi, anarcho. hardcore. 
77-84 *fr\{\ 2 ire's/2 us S for lisl with 
+ 200D items to: N. Verbanck. BP 1 3. 66320 
Marquixanes, France 



lERRRRR!!! (SOUNDS OF TH) Splurge 
iComp. w/ Ahtio Ethik, No-fi, Sprawl + 
lAnus Grin. 60+ min. cassette w/ stickers 
land booklets $2 ppd. from: Anti-Every- 
Ithing, 22 S. Mallory St. Apt. #1, Hamp- 
Iton, VA 23663. Bands! Send tapes for up- 
Icoming cass. + vinyl projects. (We love 
Inoise!) Send SASE/stamp(s) for real junk 
Imail. Soon: Netenyahoo + Hello Kitty 
ISkulls. 



BANDS ! "I GOT SOLD OUT', Chum 
bawamba "Tribute" compilation needs 
your contributions. Pay respects to their 
anarchist old or show disdain for their 
MTV new! Any quality/format tape ac- 
cepted. October 1 deadline. Thumpy 
Records/John 2083 Galena Aurora, CO 
80010. 



I ATTENTION BANDS!! Sick and tired of 
Ishitty LA shows? Look no further! LA's 
lonly true all-ages venue is open! Bollocks 
Ihas hosted the Business, Shap-Her, Stitch- 
les, US Bombs, Criminals and more! Show 
l& booking info @ 562-988-0622. Shows 
lhappen Fri-Sun. 



GG ALLIN 1956-1993. "Trouble Trouba- 
dor" EP now on CD. Bonus tracks - in- 
cludes: live, studio, spoken word & phone 
conversations. $10.00 Mountain Records, 
P.O. Box 1253, Easton, PA 18044 



|7"s - 3 FOR $7 or 2 for $5 ppd. Jumpin' 
ILand Mines "kurt on call/H-4 Deadly 
iGames" 7" on red vinyl $3 ppd. INNE- 
IBRASKA 10 song tape comp $3 ppd. Send 
Istamp for a list, or send check or cash to 
iBrian Tontegode / 4007 Lindsey Circle / 
ILincoln, NE 68524-1030 



SAN FRANCISCO'S The Loudmouths are 
looking for a second guitarist who isn't a 
wanker. Ya gotta have balls (ie: boys only 
please, we got enough pussy in the band 
already), be able to to practice a couple 
times a week, and like to drink and have 
fun. Don't call us unless you've heard us. 
We're looking for another Loudmouth, not 
just a guitar player. Beth 415-673-1291 



Write: Dirk Stephan, Am Dreierfeld 46. 
33719 Bielefeld. Germany 



7" SALE: punk/hardcore. British punk. 
Power violence. Crust. SubPop. AmRep. Al- 
ternative. Promotional. Rare Compilations. 
Box sets. Send SASE for list. Glenn. 1415 
North 14th St. Boise, ID 83702 (email) 
bunny@micron.net 



I'UNK/SKA/HARDCORE en espaiiol. 
Many countries including Spain and Bra- 
zil Coche Bomba "La Polla", DeL'con Dos 
"Skap", Anarchus 'AK 47". Sekta Core 
Condenados A l.uchar", Forca Macabra 
Ska Que Ska", "Punk Que Punk'.'" and too 
many more. T-shirts, videos, stickers, 
patches, new material every month. Send 
$3 for 60 minute sample tape and list to: 
LDE, 676 W 20th. San Pedro. CA 90731 



VIDEOS - PAL (UK, etc.) & NTSC (USA, 
etc.). Trade/sale. Thousands of shows/pro- 
mos/tv clips. Stuff like Propagandhi, Busi- 
ness, Screeching Weasel, Zounds, Exploit- 
ed, Poison Idea, DK's, Blitz, Queers, Con- 
flict, Rancid, GG, Dickies, Descendents, 
Operation Ivy, Disorder, Rut£, Misfits, Sub- 
humans, Snuff, Gin Goblins, SAE(UK), 2 
IRC's (overseas) or decent trade list: Dave, 
50a Great King St., Edinburgh, Scotland. 
E-mail: gingoblin@easynet.co.uk 



ATTENTION BANDS: New label (Offbe- 
atrecords) needs bands for upcoming full- 
length releases, split 7", and compilations. 
Send demos to Offbeatrecords, ss-1, site-3, 
comp-2, Trail, BC, Canada, V1R 2Y8. (Will 
respond to every demo) 



SAN FRANCISCO'S The Loudmouths are 
looking for a second guitarist who isn't a 
wanker. Ya gotta have balls (ie: boys only 
please, we got enough pussy in the band al- 
ready), be able to to practice a couple times 
a week, and like to drink and have fun. 
Don't call us unless you've heard us. We're 
looking for another Loudmouth, not just a 
guitar player. Beth 415-673-1291 



RECORD SALE! Loads of late 70's/early 
80's punk & Oi! from the US, UK & Eu- 
rope. No Future, Secret, Riot City, R.O.R. 
etc. I just may have that classic you've been 
searching for, so please write for list. PH. 
PO Box 6064, Evanston, IL 60204 



OFFDAY: Abducted By Crustaceans, the 
first full length album by these boys. "The 
best of it's kind known to man" only $8ppd. 
Crusty Records. Hidden cash only. PO 59- 
1895 Commercial Dr., Vancouver BC V5N 
4A6 



CRUSTY RECORDS now accepting demo's 
for compilation project. Punk, ska, heavy 
metal, surf, noize. For info send recordings 
to: PO Box 59, 1895 Commercial Dr. Van- 
couver BC V5N 4A6 



NEW ZEALAND PUNK records for 
sale. Dum Dura Boys. Spelling Mis- 
takes, Suburban Reptiles, Toy Love. 
AK79 and Rip Shit Or Bust! Compila- 
tions plus early Flying Nun and other 
NZ punk/alternative records. Most in 
mint condition. Send your offers, en- 
quiries or NZ want lists to: G. Bastard, 
PO Box 68343 Newton, Auckland 1032, 
New Zealand. 



CRASS RECORDS WANTED especially 
7" flexidiscs, first pressings and print- 
ed matter. Also any records by Conflict, 
Flux Of Pink Indians, KUKL, Mob, Poi- 
sion Girls, Rudimentary Peni. Mint 
condition only. G. Bastard, PO Box 
68343 Newton, Auckland 1032, New 
Zealand. 



RARE & OUT OF PRINT straightedge 
records for sale: Wide Awake/Side bv 
Side/YOT/NFAA/Brotherhood/Even 
Score/Resolution, etc. Most 7"s are $15. 
Send a long SASE for complete list to: 
Racquel K. Reyes, 2883 Eisenhower Dr, 
Des Plaines, IL ,60018. 



JODIE FOSTER'S ARMY New CD avail- 
able soon! Skate rock zines and bands I 
should get in touch. JFA skateboards,! 
stickers & buttons available now. $1 fori 
sticker/info: Hurricane Records, 1573 N. I 
Milwaukee Ave., P.O. Box 422, Chicago, 
IL 60622 



FEAR OF GOD discography and live/ re- 
hearsals/unreleased... Confuse: Live plus 
4 more rare jap thrash... tapes with cov- 
ers are $3 U.S. / $5 world post-paid... 
Well-hidden cash onlv! Sean Hogan / 
15289 Youngwood Dr. / Whittier, CA 
90605... I need Swankys demo CD/LP! 
Erich Keller!: Get in touch! Joe Malaria!: 
Fuck a Turkey! 



COLLECTIBLE PUNK RECORDS for 

trade or sale: Beastie Boys / Eat / Rotters 
/ Lewd / Social Unrest / Braineater / SOA 
(green) / Subhumans / Urinals / Anti-Ci- 
max / Young & Useless / DOA //// 1 want: 
Detention / Necros - Sex Drive / Fix - 
Vengeance / Hollywood Squares /// PH# 
(425) 774-6229 / Jason: P.O. Box 2223 / 
Lynwood, WA 98036 USA / Email: 
JXMBWF@aol.com see web page: http:// 
members@aol.com/ JXMBWF/TRADE. 
html 



MEGA-RARE KILLED BY DEATH punk 
and hardcore set sale. Hundreds of rare 
original 7"s and LPs: the Eat, the Freeze, 
Genral Foodz, Germs, Lewd, Mad, Really 
Red, Shirkers, SSD, etc. New stuff every 
month. Send SASE (long envelope) for list 
to: MikeB. / 159 Emerald Street /Maiden 
MA 02148. Please send your top wants 
list! 



206 RECORDS puts out quality melodic 
punk, skate rock and ska/punk music. 
Send 2 $.32 stamps for a magazine and 
catalog. We have great CDs from Veteran 
Flashbax, Stinkaholic, Belvedere Ferd 
Mert, and Manner Farm. Unpunk Sam- 
pler CD only $5. 206 Records: 8314 Green- 
wood Ave. North / Suite 102 / Seattle, WA 
98103. www.206records.com 



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TRADE/AUCTION: Septic Death - 
Gore Story LP (Colored Vinyl), Gas- 
tunk - Under the Sun LP, Symbol Six 
- Ego 12" (Sealed), Cavity - Crawling 
/ Perseverance 7" (Acetate sleeve, me- 
tallic red printing, 50 made), Insane - 
Politics 7", Hard Stance - Face Reali- 
ty 7" (Workshed). Wants: Gism - De- 
testation LP, Execute, Pinch and Ouch 
v/a, Mixed Nuts v/a. Crippled Youth 
7", Circle One LP (Upstart). Trade or 
Money Offers to: Bill Skoulas / Poste 
Restante / Eolou 100 / 10200 Athens / 



VIDEOS FOR TRADE only: Misfits, Mi- 
Inor Threat, Devo, Karen Black, Demoli- 
Ition Doll Rods, Snap-Her, Ramones, GG 
lAUin, ANTiSEEN, U.S. Bombs & many 
■more, your list gets mine! ! ! Tim Graham 
1/ 142 Poland Avenue / Struthers, OH 
144471-0268 



VIDEOS: over 1000 shows. All, Adoles- 
cents. Adicts, Bad Brains. Bikini Kill. 
Black Flag, Burn, N. Cave. Chaos UK, 
Circle Jerks, Cows, Cro-Mags, Damned, 
Dayglos. Descendants, Dickies, En- 
tombed, Exploited, Eye Hate God, Flip- 
per, Fugazi, GBH, SJ Hawkins, Hole, 
Jawbox, KMFDM, Hyenas, Leeway. 
Lyres, Madball, Marilyn Manson, Meat- 
men, Mighty Bosstones, and many, many 
more. $1 for 40 page list. Write Merle Al- 
lin / 214 E. 24th St. #5b / NY, NY 10010. 
Call (212) 889-8334. Quickest service 
anywhere. 



VIDEOS: over 1000 shows. Murder Junk- 
ies, Dwarves, Fear, Antiseen, Screeching 
Weasel, Queers, Rancid, Oplvy, Germs, 
Pennywise, Trashwomen, Bad Religion 
96, Conflict, Monster Magnet, NoFX, 
Beasties, Mummies, Misfits, Lunachicks, 
Insaints, Pistols, Buttholes, Primus, Dead 
Boys, KDs, Ramones 96, Rollins, Circle 
Jerks, Dickies, Social D., Exploited, 7 
Year Bitch, and many, many more. Write 
Merle Allin / 214 E. 24th St. #5b / NY, 
NY 10010. Call (212) 889-8334. $1 for 40 
pg catalog. 



VIDEOS: over 1000 shows. GG, Anal 
Cunt, Angry Samoans, Nashville Pussy, 
Neurosis, Hole, Muffs, Rev. Horton Heat, 
Junior Brown, Deicide, Sabbath, Pantera, 
Type O, Sublime, Samhain, Toy Dolls, 
Cramps, Clash, Dead Boys, J. Thunders, 
punk movies & comps & many more. 
Quick reliable service. Write Merle Allin 
/ 214 E. 24th St. #5b/ NY, NY 10010. Call 
(212)889-8334. $1 for list. 



ITHE ANARCHIST ARMY and Sons of 
Ithe gestapo got us equipment money 
lean you help too? Geeking Dream by 
Ithe Pimps includes "K-9 Christ", "My 
|Dad Smokes Crack". Tape $4 send to: 
ICNF, PO Box 9152, Virginia Beach, VA 
23450 



STREETPUNK/77 PUNK BANDS!!! 

Want to be on my comp? Send me 
your demos! I'm putting out a CD/LP 
with a ton of bands and a couple of 7 
inches too. Send to: Wicksworld, 
PO Box 420834, San Francisco, CA 
94142 



MIGHTY SPHINCTER- videos wanted and 
vinyl releases. Also Jesus Lizard video. John 
PO Box 1501 Sarasota FL 34230 
Johnearly@hotmail.com 



PATCHES: Rudimentary Peni; G.B.H. - 
Charged logo or Explosion logo; Violent 
Society; Dead Kennedys - round logo. Par- 
tisans; Vice Squad; Born Against: Subhu- 
mans-Time Flies, Rats or Demolition Wars: 
Discharge-spike jacket 7" cover; Amis- 
chism. Fifty cents each plus one stamp per 
patch ordered: Jade, 127 W. 15th St.. Apt. 
4F. New York. NY 10011 



GG ALLIN: Largest catalog in the world. 
Get the real deal. Don't settle for shit 
quality and long waiting. Included are 
videos from 1981-1993, best copies any- 
where and many masters. GG CDs, cas- 
settes, rare singles, GG Doll, headstone 
poster, many different t-shirts, prints 
from original artwork and new Murder 
Junkies releases and more. Fastest service 
for years. Call if you have any questions. 
Write Merle Allin / 214 E. 24th St. #5b / 
NY, NY 10010. Call (212) 889-8334. $1 for 
large GG catalog. 



REGULAR EUROPE/WANTED Souris 

Degliguee: "Varsovienne", "Indochine", 
"Paris 23/05/89", "International Club". 
Camera Silens: "Trainant", "Hier", 
Trotskids-all; Skinorps-all; Decibelios-all; 
Warrior Kids "Adolescent"; Docteur De- 
stroy "Sante!"; The Herberts "Genera- 
tion"; The stab "s/t"; R.A.S. KP Sleeve; 
Labels: Poison Noir, Rebelles Europeens, 
Street r'n'r (Stuart); Demos/Live: Nabat, 
Bloody fuckers. Cash/trade: Marc, 755 
Avenue Dalquier, Sainte-Foy. (Quebec), 
GIV 3H8, Canada. (418)' 653-7118. 
mdionne@spirit.ca 



PUNK RECORD SALE Selling my whole 
collection. Old, Rare, Recent Punk, Hard- 
core, Metal, Oi, Ska & Industrial 12 "s, 10"s, 
7"s & CD's. P.O. Box 422965, San Fran- 
cisco, CA 94142-2965 U.S.A. Must send 
SASE. 



PUT YOUR AUDIO on CD. Up to 74 mins. 
straight from your vinyl, cassette. DAT, cd. 
VHS and most audio formats. S20 ppd in 
US$to "Fandango." To have original items 
returned, include $1 per item. Allow 2-4 
weeks for processing. Fandango, POBox 
80311, Charleston SC 294 1(5. (843)797-8723. 



RARE/ORIGINALS AVAILABLE: Lewd 
"Kill Yourself", DOA "Disco Sucks" 
(Wastelanders), Genetic Control, Stru- 
geons, Hot Nasties, Tolbiac's Toads 
"Zera", Various "Bud Luxford Vol. 1", 
Combat 84 "Send In",; Wanted: Detention 
EP, Souris Deglinguee "Haine" EP 
(WP200), R.A.S. "1984" LP, Skrewdriver 
"All Screwed Up" LP (33 rpm Deutch 
pressing), Plastic Surgery "Rivolta", Snix 
"Coeur..."MLP, Bunker 84 "Combat" LP. 
Marc, 755 Avenue Dalquier, Sainte- 
Foy,(Quebec), GIV 3H8, Canada (418)653- 
7118. mdionne@spirit.ca 



SELLING AT DECENT PRICES punk/ 
Il/C/ LP'S/EP'S collectors from UK 77 
to mid 80's. Also Wave/Industrial/Goth- 
ic. Send 2 IRC's or $2. Old Continent 
Distro 31 Ave A Blanqui 09100 Villeur- 
banne. France Attn: R. Blanc. 



PUNK OI! PSYCHOBILLY mail order 
catalog. Dropkick Murphys, Bruisers, 
Anti Heros, Infa Riot, Cocksparrer, De- 
mented Are Go, Meteors, Last Resort, 
Blitz, Oxymoron, Hellbillys, Patriot, 
Skint, Squiggy, Templars, UK Subs, 
Gonads, & tons more. Visa/MC accept- 
ed. Send $1.00 for catalog to Cyclone 
Records / 24 Pheasant Run / Merrimack, 
NH 03054 USA. Mail order Hot line: (603) 
424-6620 Stores: We deal direct! 



THE ANARCHIST ARMY and sons of 
the gestapo gol us equipment money can 
you help, too? GEEKING DREAM by the 
Pimps includes. "K-9 Christ." My Dad 
Smokes Crack." Tape S4 send to: CNF / 
P ( ). Box 9152 Virginia Beach, VA 23450 



BOVVER 96 ghetto oi 7" and Knuckle- 
girls 7" $4.00 T-shirts $10.00 96 Bottles I 
of Beer CD $10.00 (Add a buck R.O.W.) 
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RAPID FIRE MAGAZINE #17 contains: 
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to Paul Allison. 



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love" cass./ v/a "over a century of vivi- 
section" LP, "theft of paradise" cass. 
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$5.00 LP's BY: Thee Ileadeoats/The 
Mummies/Supercharger/Swingin' Neck- 
brakers/Untamed Youth/The Makers/ 
The Mono Men/Splash Four/garage punk 
7"s are cheap too. I'm weeding out my 
record collection. Hurry and send a long 
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RARE, OUT OF PRINT Screeching Wea- I 
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for sale. Most are $15-$20. Send a long| 
SASE to: Racquel K. Reyes/2883 Eisen- 
hower Drive/Des Plaines, IL 60018 



MUSH ULAN AS/VOLATILES split 7 out 
now! First new material in over 2 years! 
$3.50 ppd. From Rocco, 3415 W. Drummond 
PI. 1W, Chicago, IL 60647. 



MEGA-RARE KILLED BY DEATH 

PUNK & HARDCORE set sale list. Hun- 
dreds of rare original 7"s and LPs featured 
on the Killed By Death and Bloodstains 
compilations as well as rare Misfits, early 
Dischord, Touch & Go, X-Claim releases. 
New stuff every month. Send stamps or 
SASE for newest list to: Mike B, 159 Em- 
erald Street, Maiden, MA 02148. 






SPIKED LEATHER, bondage, s-m. Pyr- 
amid belts, collars, wristbands, restraints, 
spikes, studs. Anything you need, punk 
as fuck handmade leather produels. Are 
you sick of paying out the ass for cheaply 
made corporate leather-ware? Guaran- 
teed highest quality at low prices. Cus- 
tom orders also accepted. Send stamp for 
catalog to: B. Leather, 2072 Richfield Dr., 
Dayton, Ohio 45420 and on the web: 
www.delrio.com/~nate/sl/main.html 



|UK, EUROPE, JAP AN... Need places to 
Istay and ideas of where to go. Also plac- 
les to play as a band. Into old punk and 
|60's garage. Kate, PO Box 4054, Carls- 
Ibad, CA 92018-4054, USA. 



BORED? Go out and get a cheap tape re- 
corder and record yourself and your 
friends making noises, screaming, bang- 
ing on stuff / whatever, etc. Then mail it 
to me along w/ some art and your address 
(you'll be very surprised!) Existential 
Boredom: 22 S'. Mallory St. #1, Hampton, 
VA 23663. 



VILE, BLASPHEMOUS VIDEOS uncut 
and uncensored sleaze, horror, exploita- 
tion, sexploitation, xxx/fetish, witch- 
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and other films of the bizarre. We spe- 
cialize in rare and obscure VHS videos 
that are unavailable from any other 
source! For a detailed catalog/review 
guide. Send $3 ($5 outside USA) along 
with age statement (over 18) to: Witch- 
ing Hour Video, P.O. Box 806 - Universi- 
ty Station , Lexington, KY 40506-0025 
USA 



GOTHS: LONELY, SHY, depressed, ag- 
oraphobic, boring, dull, day-dreamy and 
lost goth guy, 23, seeks empathetic spir- 
its in the bay area, for long correspon- 
dence and eventual get togethers. Read- 
ing, writing, hanging around with friends. 
Totally non-pretentious. Down to earth. 
Loves people. Looking for love. The Cure, 
the Smiths, Depeche Mode, Sisters. Bry- 
an Hayhoe, 1499 Sutter, SF, CA, 94109. 
Robert! 



YOU HAVE YOUR HOME town history 
to where you reside now, your changed 
and changing ideas, the events which led 
you to the beliefs that you believe in to- 
day, and so on and so forth. So what's 
the story? Looking for global correspon- 
dence. I'm 25 y/o US resident who's work- 
ing in the field of graphic design. I like 
photography, pop punk/HC/emo type 
music, etc . So if you're interested in shar- 
ing your thoughts and feelings on an end- 
less number of subjects and topics along 
with exchanging mixed tapes and such, 
write to: Rob Zdenek, 1396 Peace Dr., 
Pasadena, MD 21122 



LOOKING FOR halfway decent bond- 
age pants (used/new) for cheap prices. 
Please send description of some sort 
(size, price, color...). Size's 
needed: women's 13-??, men's 34-?? Write 
me: Kristen Bihr, 110 Hope Lane, High- 
land Heights, KY 41076-1502 



FILMS WANTED from underground, in- 
dependent, student and amateur filmmak- 
ers. This is an open call for entries for a 
new weekly film showcase. All subjects / 
all genres considered. Send your film 
(8mm, Super 8, 16mm, or VHS-NTSC), 
along with a brief synopsis and a short bio 
to: Matt Stafford / c/o SOHA / 988 Am- 
sterdam Avenue / NYC, NY 10025 / U.S.A. 



BUTTONS - Since 1992 - pressing buttons 
for the DIY scene. 1" or 1 5/8". $25 per 100 
Satisfied customers include MDC and many 
others. NO sexist, racist, or homophobic 
materials!! Turnaround time about 1 week 
I pay shipping. Send SASE for into sheet, 
paper samples, etc. Skull Face Designs / 
P.O. Box 19167 / Cincinnati OH 45219 -or 
- email skull-faff@iuno.com 



MONEY FROM PARKING METERS 

Wrap a pillow case around a hammer to 
reduce noise. Standing on the sidewalk 
swing the hammer against the top part of 
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mechanism and slip it into another bag. 
Do the whole street. Have a lookout. Please 
reprint in your zine. 



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funny, spontaneous, feminine, attractive, 
intelligent, and a lover of life? Are you 
beautiful both inside and out? If the an- 
swer is yes, write to me. Male actor 28 / 5' 
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possible relationship. 18 or over only. 



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PUNK OI! HARDCORE PSYCHOBILLY 

garage fanzines. Send us a sample of your 
zine along with ad rates. Cyclone Records 
/ 24 Pheasant Run / Merrimack, NH 03054 



I WANNA BIG BIG haus in Seattle/Bal- 
lard started up, a haunted house of rock 
n' roll! Workin' punks n' skins interested 
write me, I'll be off the boat in November. 
Charles Bell, F/T Northern Hawk, 
P.O. Box 690, Unalaska, AK 99685 
Springfield miserys Shelia Tublame write 
me, this Johnny Rebels now Johnny Reb- 
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ATTENTION!!! DRUMMER needed to 
complete our line-up. Influences include: 
Stiff Little Fingers, Cock Sparrer, The 
Jam... Interested? Must have car, job, 
equipment, and experience! No 40oz 
drunks, racists, homophobes, or flag wav- 
in' hecklers! Call: Those Unknown, 
(732)969-3035 New Jersey 



RIDE ON zine editors moving to the Bay 
Area this August. Pretty original of us, huh? 
Well, you didn't grow up in Abington. 
We're real excited about coming, but we 
need some contacts/friends. So write us if 
you might like to show us the diners, drink- 
ing spots, bike paths, etc. We don't want to 
mooch, just have a friendly face to say hi to 
when we arrive. So Bay Area folks, please 
write us! Pete and Jim, PO Box 236, Ab- 
ington, PA 19001 Rideonzine@hotmail.com 



PUNK PORN. Punk & alternative fe- 
males & couples needed for adult vid- 
eos. Punk, hardcore, metal, and indus- 
trial bands needed for soundtracks. Fe- 
males $450, males $150 No single men. 
Send SASE & 18 years old age statement. 
Firestorm Productions / Po Box 422965 
/ San Francisco, CA 94142-2695 / USA 



T-SHIRTS AND PATCHES high quali- 
ty and cheap for you or your band. Some 
of the patches I have are: Aus Rotten, 
Los Crudos, Filth, Choking Victim, and 
many more. Over 150 designs. I can also 
make shirts and patches for your band. 
Wholesale prices available for shops and 
distros. For a catalog send 1 stamp 
to: F.T.B. Inc. c/o Cheez 1 1 9 Chesterfield 
Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or call (412) 
682-4120 



BANAL PROBE MAGAZINE is accept- 
ing submissions for the MENSTRUA- 
TION ISSUE Please snd your 
TRUE STORIES about "that time of the 
month" -men or women... all are wel- 
come. Deadline: October 1st. PO Box 
4333/ Austin, TX 78765 or 
oysterpubs@mindspring.com. Send $2 if 
you'd like to see a sample issue. 



DWELLING PORTABLY in comfort at | 
low cost. "Many detailed tips on tent liv- 
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WANTED: WRESTLING MERCH - 

punk oriented a bonus. Looking for vid- 
eos, t-shirts, stickers, etc. Prefer pre-1985 
but anything will do. Send me your list, 
I promise to reply or just write me any- 
ways. Also available: Shit'N Piss zine. 
one dollar ppd. Wrestling masks- write 
for details, da gobbla po box 1554 Saska- 
toon, SK S7K 3R3 Canada 



BRUISERS "Street Rock N Roll" T- 
Shirt. Large & X-Large $12.00 USA/ $14 
World. Bruisers embroidered patches 
$5.00 USA / $7.00 World. Send $1.00 for 
catalog / fanzine to: Cyclone Records / 
24 Pheasant Run / Merrimack, NH 03054 
USA 



MAGNETS! 2 1/4" full-color magnets 
with your photo or logo, $1.00 each. Send 
materials to Fandango Badges, PO Box 
80311, Charleston, SC 29416. Phone (843) 
797-8723. 



GOTHS: LONELY, SHY, depressed, ag- 
oraphobic, boring, dull, day-dreamy and 
lost goth guy, 23, seeks empathetic spir- 
its in the bay area, for long correspon- 
dence and eventual get togethers. Read- 
ing, writing, hanging around with 
friends. Totally non-pretentious. Down 
to earth. Loves people. Looking for love. 
The Cure, the Smiths, Depeche Mode, 
Sisters. Bryan Hayhoe, 1499 Sutter, SF, 
CA, 94109. Robert! 



Send $2.00 for complete 

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Mark Bruback (Spoken Word) & Whorehouse of 
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Distributed by Choke, Dr. Strange. K Records, 

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OUTCAST RECORDS 
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Sore Loser LP/CD 

First full length from this 
Houston based pop-punk trio. 
After a 7", 2 splits, and some 
compilation tracks, this is by 
far their best work ever. 17 
incredible songs in all. CD out 
July 1S/LP out late August. 



The Tie That Binds 7" 

3 new songs from this Onefoot 

label band. More of the same 

great melodic hardcore similar 

to Samiam and Jawbreaker. 

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Millhouse/Oig Dug split 7" 

Houston vs. San Antonio pop- 
punk. Check out the new Dig 
Dug 7" out on Rebound Records 
soon. Look for a new Dig 
Dug/Yellow #5 split CD and a 
MilThouse CD out soon. 



Jessica Six/Schrasj split 7" 

Two songs each from these two 

Houston based indie rock 

bands. Jessica Six has a song 

on "The First Crush" comp. and 

the "There Is A Light" 

comp.Schrasj has 4 other rele- 

ses out as well. 




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